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Resolution! 2006
The Place, London

The Last Hairy
by Stuart Sweeney -- January 20, 2006

Resolution! , a key event in the annual UK dance calendar, provides a platform for the new generation of choreographers and performers. Over seven weeks in January and February more than 100 companies present their work, with three different productions each night.

Kay Herm Physical Theatre - 'While We Were Shopping'; Teet Kask - 'Sad Pleasure'; SIN Cru - 'Stone Seeds'
by Stuart Sweeney -- January 17, 2006

M Group - 'The Dressing Room'; Company Kx2J - 'Black Tunnel'; Shine On Dance Company - 'The Moat of Tears'
by Thea Nerissa Barnes -- January 9, 2006



Thoughts on San Francisco Ballet's 'Nutcracker'
by Catherine Pawlick
I have been living in St. Petersburg for a year and a half now...But, as a native San Franciscan, I was interested to return to my home turf this holiday season to sample what my “home company” is offering in terms of Yuletide performances.

Dance For Export: Cultural Diplomacy and the Cold War
By Naima Prevots
Book review by Mary Louise Hill

Naima Prevots explores the role of the arts as "cultural diplomat" during the Cold War as well as how the United States government took steps during the 1950s and 1960s to develop a national consciousness about the arts.

We Can't Stand Still: Reflections on Death and the Naked Body in Motion
by Eric Kupers
In nakedness, everything is revealed. We are what we are, like it or not. Through my "Undressed Project", developed with my company, Dandelion Dancetheater, we experiment with how the shedding of clothes can yield potent inner growth and creative expression.


Uncovering the Dance: Noah Gelber at the Kirov
by Catherine Pawlick
If I had to describe my choreographic style, I would use adjectives like complicated, complex, multi-layered, which also describe how I was as a dancer, because I rarely did something on the surface...

Breaking Loose: Terry Dean Bartlett of STREB USA
by Dean Speer & Francis Timlin

In sixth grade, on vacation with my family in San Francisco, I saw break-dancers for the first time, which really impressed me. I began taking jazz and break-dancing classes at a studio in my hometown, Cody.

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Richard Alston Dance Company - 'Fever,' 'Shimmer,' 'Gypsy Mixture': Compositionally Challenged
by Dean Speer -- January 20, 2006, Meany Hall, University of Washington, Seattle
I had heard of the Richard Alston Dance Company solely by its good reputation, but had never seen them myself , and so was particularly looking forward to their debut visit to the Northwest.

Kirov Ballet - 'Jewels'
by Catherine Pawlick -- January 15, 2006, Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg
Adding brightness and vivacity to the stage, the sparkle of the Kirov’s “Jewels” on Sunday night was an apt choice that cured, for a few hours, the mid-season doldrums of an arctic winter.

Ballet du Grand Theatre de Geneve - 'Casse-Noisette'
by Kate Snedeker -- December 17-18, 2005, Batiment des Forces Motrices, Geneva
This Christmas, one of the best balletic presents was Benjamin Millepied’s brand new “Casse-Noisette” for the Ballet du Grand Theatre de Geneve. “Casse-Noisette” marks Millepied’s successful entrée into full-length ballets.

STREB - 'Wild Blue Yonder'
by Dean Speer -- September 5, 2005, Bumbershoot Arts Festival, Seattle

Shen Wei Dance Arts - 'Connect Tranfer'
by Rosella Simonari -- November 26 , 2005 -- Teatro Rossini, Civitanova, Italy

Pennsylvania Ballet - 'Nutcracker'
by Sigrid Payne DaVeiga -- December 16, 2005, Academy of Music, Philadelphia

Pacific Northwest Ballet - 'Nutcracker'
by Dean Speer -- November 26, 2005, Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, Seattle

NY Butoh Festival - Ko Murobushi & Edge Company - 'Handsome Blue Sky'; Akira Kasai - 'Flowers - Lovely Jean Paul'
by Alissa Cardone -- October 8 and 23, 2005, Japan Society and Theatre for the City, New York

Royal Ballet - 'La Valse', 'Tanglewood', 'My Brother, My Sisters', 'Gloria'
by Ana Abad-Carles -- November 30, 2005, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London

Oregon Ballet Theatre - ' Nutcracker'
by Dean Speer -- December 10, 2005, Keller Auditorium, Portland, Oregon

Scottish Ballet - 'Cinderella'
by Kate Snedeker -- December 13, 2005, Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Savion Glover - 'Improvography' & 'Classical Savion'
by Lewis Whittington -- May 10-15 and November 15, 2005, Merriam Theatre, Philadelphia, PA and Kimmel Center for the Arts

editors' choice

· Carlos Saura Flamenco
2/17/06 - 3/26/06 -- Loyola University Museum of Arts, Chicago
Acclaimed film director and photographer, Carlos Saura, visually captures in this exhibition of 90 black and white photographs the world of Flamenco dance and music.



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Executive Editor
Kate Snedeker

Executive Editor 2003-2005
Mary Ellen Hunt

Associate Editors & Compositors
Catherine Pawlick, Holly Messitt, Katie Rosenfeld, Cecly Placenti, Dean Speer, Francis Timlin, Carol Herron, Harry Matthews, Toba Singer, Lori Ibay

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