Tag Archives: Dia: Beacon

2010 in Dance: A Look Back

We’re days away from the end of 2010, so like in past years on this blog, I’m sharing what struck me as most memorable and impressive throughout the year.  Both new and old works performed in a variety of venues … Continue reading

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Trisha Brown Dance Company at the Dia: Beacon

The Dia: Beacon, a massive, naturally-lit contemporary art museum housed in an old Nabisco box-printing factory, is an ideal setting for dance performances – especially when the performances require high ceilings and pillars from which the dancers can gracefully fall.  … Continue reading

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Another Year, Another Wrap-Up

Batsheva Dance Company in Ohad Naharin’s MAX, photo by Gadi Dagon It has been an eventful year for dance, and at times, a sad one.  We lost Merce Cunningham, Pina Bausch, and Michael Jackson, many companies folded or laid off … Continue reading

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Pointe Shoe Tossing

On my way back to the Beacon train station after visiting the Dia, I looked up and snapped some photos of this puzzling image.  I wonder who wore these pointe shoes, for what performance, when, where, and how many tries … Continue reading

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A Day at the Dia

Richard Serra’s Torqued Ellipse II, photo by Evan Namerow This past Sunday, I got a satisfying dose of art, nature, and tranquility just a short train ride north of Manhattan.  I escaped from New York City and headed to Beacon, … Continue reading

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