Tag Archives: Brooklyn

Bodies Converse in The Good Dance

The Torah, the Bible, and the Koran are Good Books in the West.  But since earth-based, African traditions turn to the body as a moral and spiritual guide, choreographer Reggie Wilson wonders if there can be a Good Dance.  Dancers … Continue reading

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Rail Writing

I recently started writing for The Brooklyn Rail, an arts, culture, and politics publication that began in 1998 as a pamphlet distributed on the L train.  Since then, the Rail has expanded and is now online and available around Manhattan … Continue reading

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William Forsythe Comes to BAM and the New York Public Library

Georg Reischl and Allison Brown in William Forsythe’s Decreation, photo by Dominik Mentzos Next week, the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival will present the innovative choreographer William Forsythe and his Frankfurt-based company in the US premiere of Forsythe’s Decreation.  … Continue reading

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On the Set of Opus Jazz: The Film

photos by Yaniv Schulman Last week, I had the privilege of visiting the set of Opus Jazz: The Film, which recently resumed and completed filming after shooting the third section, “Passage for Two”, on the High Line about two years … Continue reading

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Life and Art Aboard the Waterpod

The Waterpod, photo by Michael Nagle Over the weekend, I joined a quartet of chickens, a garden full of greens, and several artists and crewmembers aboard the Waterpod, a floating, nomadic, self-sufficient barge for living, working, and creating art.  For the … Continue reading

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