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 Post subject: Dance books of 2003
PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2003 12:55 am 
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By Jann Parry for The Observer

The Sugar Plum Fairy tiptoeing to Tchaikovsky's tinkling celeste, Cinderella going to the ball in the prettiest tutu possible: ballet is at its most feminine over the festive season. Dance companies rely on family-friendly productions to fill theatres and coffers.

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 Post subject: Re: Dance books of 2003
PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2004 9:34 am 
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The Brains of the Outfit

By ELIZABETH ZIMMER
The Village Voice
January 7 - 13, 2004

The need of college professors to publish and to provide "readings" for classes floods my mailbox with essay collections; the best of them, like Taken by Surprise, make me nostalgic for campus life, where dance classes and the companionship of sharp theorists are readily available.

The book had its genesis in two conferences—an eponymous 1994 gathering in Berkeley that explored improvisation in all its forms, and CI25, a celebration, held at Oberlin College in 1997, of the first quarter-century of work on contact improvisation. It concludes with an epilogue written a month after 9-11. I was present at all three events, and treasure the doggedness of David Gere and Ann Cooper Albright, who managed the painstaking work of editing while teaching and raising rambunctious families.
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