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 Post subject: Brendan McCall and Keith Thompson
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2002 6:18 am 
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Article in the NY Times By Jack Anderson:

Brendan McCall and Keith Thompson set people dancing in the dark in their collaboratively choreographed "Human Behaviors." Darkness became magical in this work, which they presented on Sunday night as part of the City/Dans series of the Danspace Project at St. Mark's Church.

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 Post subject: Brendan McCall and Keith Thompson
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2002 11:30 am 
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Whoa! Writes Elizabeth Zimmer in the Village Voice:

(Danspace St. Mark's, closed), Brendan McCall and Keith Thompson scattered a corps of dancers ... wielding beams of light across the sanctuary floor, and to a medley of recorded sound showed tai-chi-inflected movement.

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, in the second item of the linked article


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I met Brendan in Tallinn last weekend, where he is teaching at Fine Five Theatre, the leading dance school in Estonia. Some detailsof his background are given below and I hope we can cover more about his approach or performances.


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Brendan McCall is a movement artist whose work has been presented throughout
the United States, Asia, Europe, and the Russian Federation. In the past
year, his work has taken him to New York, California, Maine, Vermont,
Connecticut, New Jersey, Alaska, Russia, Sweden, Norway, and Estonia. He has
danced for Wendell Beavers, Alexandra Beller, Maureen Fleming, David Gordon,
Sin Cha Hong, Stephen Petronio, and Aki Sato; collaborated with Paul Langland,
Mary Overlie, Keith Thompson, Sabina Vajraca (Bosnia), and Stephen Wisker (UK)
; and acted for Moises Kaufman (Venezuela) and Rebecca Holderness. He co-
founded MAP Intermedia Performance in 2003 with NB Aldrich and Zach Poff.

Mr. McCall has taught internationally since 1994, and is one of four teacher-
practitioners of Allan Wayne Work. Teaching appointments include: New York
University (1996-2001, 2004), Atlantic Theater Company (1997, 2004), American
Academy of Dramatic Arts (2000-02), Bennington College (2002-03),
Balettakademien (2002-03) and Danshogskolan (2004-05). He has been on the
faculty of the Yale School of Drama, the first new hire in the Movement
division since 1971.

BFA with Honors, New York University; MFA, Bennington College.

brendan.mccall@yale.edu


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 Post subject: Keith A. Thompson
PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 7:34 am 
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DanceTactics Shows Dance as a Reason Unto Itself
by JENNIFER DUNNING for the New York Times

This was an evening of dance that lived up to the promise of its title, “Without Pretense.”

published: July 31, 2006
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