Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center
Wednesday, October 15, 2003
Reviewed by George Jackson
McCauley tasks herself seriously. Her choreography tackles enduring music.
She insists within reason of having that music live. In different dance
works, she cultivates distinct worlds. The shapes of her dances are legible,
steps link logically, her dancers are challenged in ways that suit their
gifts and (when the music doesn't do it for her), Bowen McCauley knows
when to stop. She entertains her public, and educates it just a bit. All
that sounds good. There aren't many choreographers of whom one can say
as much, yet I find myself waiting for more. Are there further steps for
Bowen McCauley to take?
December 1928 - 10 October 2003
Baltimore teacher, writer and former dancer Jane Ward Murray died Friday,
October 10, 2003. A memorial service was held for her at Goucher
College on Friday, October 17, where George Jackson read the following
one of the graces, an incarnation of a classical ideal of action, contemplation
and simply being beauteous, an ideal one encounters rarely in this life.
On the street or when she entered a room, people's heads would turn for
Jane. "Who is that woman?" one wondered. And if one didn't know,
the answer was "She must be somebody, she is somebody". This
wasn't only due to her dance training. Dancers, with their turn-out and
muscle stretch don't always look graceful off the stage. Not Jane. She
moved with assurance, she paused with ease, and the delight she took in
people brought out the best in them. One tended to answer her questions
truthfully, and go on to tell her more than she'd asked about because
she showed such interest and and seemed to take it all in. What did she
do with those stories and confessions? Did they become a burden with time?
On This Week?
The George Washington University
730 21st Street, NW: 202-994-6800
21-Oct-2003 at 7:30
Former Royal Ballet members Michael Nunn and William Trevitt (known as
the Ballet Boyz) head a new company noted for its challenging, contemporary
repertory. The London based troupe brings an eclectic array of ballets
by Christopher Wheeldon, William Forsythe, and Russell Maliphant, interspersed
with their trademark film work that gives a glimpse into their "real
lives" as well as life backstage.
Five: Out of Andalus-Celebrating Cultural Coexistence
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
University of Maryland
Oct-21-2003 at 5:30
As part of the Center’s Take Five on Tuesdays, a series of free
performances intended to make art accessible to the public, Ziva Cohen
and UM dance faculty members Alvin Mayes and Nejla Y. Yatkin brings a
meaningful evening of dance to life in diverse choreography that examines
and celebrates cultural coexistence within the realm of humanity.
2700 F Street, NW: 202-467-4600
22-Oct-2003 at 7:30
23-Oct-2003 at 7:30
CityDance Ensemble, named Dance Magazines Top 25 to Watch in 2003, opens
their season with Airborne, featuring six premieres choreographed by Vladimir
Angelov, Adrain Bolton, Paul Gordon Emerson, Roger C. Jeffrey, and Kristin
O’Shea. Joined by returning Artist-in-Residence Rasta Thomas, this
exciting two night run at the Kennedy Center promises an experience of
athletic intensity that is trademark to this leading DC Company.
2700 F Street, NW: 202-467-4600
This eclectic fusion of artists promises to bring a unique and powerful
one evening engagement in the DC Arts event newly coined as Groove Gumbo.
In a performance that coalesces hip-hop, spoken word, hybrid music, and
neo-soul artists, this multicultural approach to art will be a breath
of fresh air to those with a taste for experimental dance.
The Jack Guidone Theater
Joy of Motion
5207 Wisconsin Ave, NW: 202-362-3042
25-Oct-2003 at 8 pm
26-Oct-2003 at 8 pm
As a component of The East Coast Visionary Belly Dancing Caravan Tour
2003, legendary Middle Eastern/American Belly dance artists Delilah (dancer)
and Sirocco (musician) brings to Washington a two evening engagement of
belly dance melded with the fluid lines of eastern music. Special guest
dances performed by Delilah’s daughter, Laura Rose, and other guests.
3225 Eighth Street, NE: 202-269-1600
25-Oct-2003 at 8 pm
26-Oct-2003 at 7 pm
Boris Willis, long one of D.C.'s strongest dancers, now has a company,
Boris Willis Moves, that "fuses dance and technology to explore 21st
Century physical expression." "Enter Race" (originally
performed on the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage in September) combines
hip-hop, contact improvisation, and break dance.
Jean Battey Lewis
Sali Ann Kriegsman
Alexandra Tomalonis (Editor)
Autumn DanceView is out:
New York City Ballet's Spring 2003 season
reviewed by Gia Kourlas
interview with the Kirov Ballet's Daria Pavlenko
by Marc Haegeman
of San Francisco Ballet (by Rita Felciano)
and Paris Opera Ballet (by Carol Pardo)
The ballet tradition at the Metropolitan
Opera (by Elaine Machleder)
from London (Jane Simpson) and the Bay Area (Rita Felciano).
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