Nov 15, 2012

Donka

DONKA: A LETTER TO CHEKHOV is penned and posted in the language of circus. Jugglers, clowns, aerialists, and acrobats are its author. In their writing of it, the director Daniele Finzi Pasca tells us ...
Nov 5, 2012

Astoria Tango Club

On my first visit to Buenos Aires, an expatriate American that I became acquainted with said to me that the city had a “theme”, which he smartly suggested to me was “nostalgia”. He pointed to ...
Oct 29, 2012

Como el musguito…

I think that there is no other person who has been mentioned so often as muse and inspiration by the dance and theater people I know as the late Pina Bausch. That she was one of the signal theatrical ...
May 23, 2012

Tango Conspiracy

On a late Wednesday night in the Malbec Room at Novecento, I listened for the first time to Tango Conspiracy, a band fronted by the guitarist-singer Jimena Fama whose music is self-described as “Ele...
May 13, 2012

8cho Aerial Tango

What the Brenda Angiel Aerial Dance Company of Argentina does in 8CHO AERIAL TANGO at the New Victory Theater is not easy. There are multiple movement vocabularies in play, a variety from the aerial a...
Apr 14, 2012

Tango Connection: Love Stories

Act I of TANGO CONNECTION: LOVE STORIES by Mariela Franganillo , currently playing at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, exposes the private relationships of several couples through theatrical...
Mar 29, 2012

Tango Argentino (Revisited)

This – the article reproduced above – is what I thought of tango long before I started to dance it socially and engage with its history and culture on a deeper and more personal level. I h...
Feb 7, 2012

Crazy Horse

Frederick Wiseman‘s documentary about a Parisian erotic dance club, which I went to upon hearing of its profound sociological content from the New York Times, is every bit as engrossing as promi...
Dec 2, 2011

NYC Aerial Dance Festival

Anyone who would like to see an exuberant bungee cord homage to the music of Tom Waits, drunk on circus and carnival and cheap whiskey and wobbly barstools and splintered boardwalks, has one more chan...
Sep 25, 2011

Israel Galvan

To see authentic flamenco, a Basque friend once told me, you need to get yourself invited to a gypsy wedding. Indeed, I have never been crazy about theatrical flamenco. Ballet and modern dance version...