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 Post subject: CRASHArts
PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2001 7:46 am 
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From the Boston Globe:<P><B>FORMS OF DANCE COLLIDE IN CRASHArts</B><P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Spencer/Colton Dance is one of the most highly acclaimed dance companies in the Boston area, with an impressive body of theatrically adventurous work spanning 12 years and a solid national profile. So why has it been five years since the company gave a fully staged performance here, when the American Repertory Theatre presented the troupe's fantastical ''Winter Dreams''?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE> <P><A HREF="http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/056/living/Forms_of_dance_collide_in_CRASHArts+.shtml" TARGET=_blank><B>MORE...</B></A><P><BR>


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2001 8:14 pm 
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CRASHarts fills a void in the wake of Dance Umbrella's collapse:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>A CRASHarts course on modern dance<P>Theodore Bale, Boston Herald<P>Just four months ago, when Dance Umbrella presented its final performance at the Emerson Majestic Theatre, it seemed like the sun was setting quickly on Boston's contemporary dance scene. For 20 years, audiences relied on Dance Umbrella for a provocative and unusual array of dance entertainment from around the world. Who would come in to pick up where the fallen organization had left off?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><a href=http://www.bostonherald.com/entertainment/arts_culture/danc08242001.htm target=_blank>More</a>


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2001 8:16 pm 
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See also this thread:<P><a href=../../../ubb/Forum15/HTML/000012.html target=_blank>Boston Dance Umbrella's Woes</a>


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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2002 5:08 am 
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Choreographers get CRASH course<P>Theodore Bale, Boston Herald<P>After presenting a splendid season of contemporary dance from touring companies at the Emerson Majestic Theatre, CRASHarts is putting local choreographers in the spotlight with a sold-out program called ``Ten's The Limit,'' tonight and tomorrow at Green Street Studios in Cambridge.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><a href=http://www2.bostonherald.com/entertainment/arts_culture/danc05102002.htm target=_blank>More</a>


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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Sky was limit for 8 choreographers' imaginations<P>Theodore Bale, Boston Herald<P>Group concerts, the mainstay of the modern dance scene in Cambridge, often remind me of the items a bride is supposed to bring along on her wedding day, namely, ``something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.''<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><a href=http://www2.bostonherald.com/entertainment/arts_culture/danc05112002.htm target=_blank>More</a>


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From the Boston Globe:<P><B>From ballet to fado, it's a world of events to look forward to</B><P><BR>By Louise Kennedy, Globe Staff, 7/30/2002<P><BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>In a world premiere, CRASHarts' ''Dance Straight Up'' features four new works it has commissioned from Brenda Divelbliss, carolsomersDANCE, hoi polloi, and Marcus Schulkind Dance Company. ''Dance Straight Up,'' which the presenters plan to make an annual celebration of new Boston works, takes place at Northeastern University's Blackman Auditorium Dec. 6 and 7. And Philip Glass & the Philip Glass Ensemble return with their live performance of Glass's score to ''Koyaanisqatsi,'' accompanying a screening of Godfrey Reggio's film at the Orpheum Theatre Nov. 2.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR><A HREF="http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/211/living/From_ballet_to_fado_it_s_a_world_of_events_to_look_forward_to+.shtml" TARGET=_blank><B>MORE...</B></A><BR>


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2002 2:23 am 
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Iris Fanger in The Boston Phoenix (Nov 28 - Dec 5, 2002):

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Local presenters have stepped up their support of the Boston dance community by offering their organizations as producers. CRASHarts, the contemporary-arts division of World Music, has launched a two-tier series to present area choreographers, starting with last spring’s sold-out "Ten’s the Limit" at Central Square’s Green Street Studios. Following the lead of the Boston Theater Marathon, a 10-minute-play festival that takes place each year at Boston University’s Playwrights’ Theatre, "Ten’s the Limit" (which will be repeated this spring) is an informal showcase allowing each participating choreographer a 10-minute slot.
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Christine Temin writes about CRASHArts in the Sunday Globe:

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The Good Fairy behind "Dance Straight Up!" is CRASHarts, a two-year-old division of World Music.

CRASHarts is stepping into the gap left after Dance Umbrella, the region's leading presenter for two decades, went bust in 2000. This week's performances in Northeastern's Blackman Theatre are the debut of "Dance Straight Up!" but World Music's executive director, Maure Aronson, intends it to become an annual event, one of two he's producing to support the local community. The other is "Ten's the Limit," in which eight choreographers get a maximum of 10 minutes each to show their talents. "Ten" started last spring and repeats this May.
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On December 7 Theodore Bale wrote about CRASHArts performance in the Boston Herald: 'Dance Straight Up' soars to height of creativity


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Christine Temin reviews CRASHArts sponsored performance in the Boston Globe: 'Bygones' shines amid conservative set


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... And Iris Fanger has reviewed the CRASHarts sponsored "Dance Straight Up" in this week's Boston Phoenix.

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A robust corner of the Boston dance scene was on view last weekend in the first of a planned annual series called " Dance Straight Up! " , a competition sponsored by the CRASHarts division of World Music. Each of the four choreographers picked from a field of 37 applicants received a $3000 commissioning fee for a world premiere and all producing costs. A second gift was lighting designer Joseph Levendusky, who represents a considerable artistic favor. The rules limited the choreographers to a 20-minute time slot apiece that could be filled with one or more dances, including the premiere.
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CRASHArts is sponsoring "Tens the Limit" this weekend. Here is a preview by Karen Campbell, in the Boston Globe:

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For them, every step counts
Tens the Limit challenges 8 groups to create works less than 10 minutes long


CAMBRIDGE -- A lot can happen in 10 minutes -- love and loss, jealousy and betrayal, alienation and acceptance. That's the premise behind this weekend's Tens the Limit dance performances, which give a handful of area choreographers the challenge of creating new works or works in progress less than 10 minutes in length. The program provides choreographers with a venue, production assistance, marketing, and a small stipend, freeing them to concentrate solely on the dance.
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(This is also mentioned in a description of Cambridge's May Dance Month, posted separately.)


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Here are reviews of "Ten's the limit" from the Boston papers. From Thea Singer in the Boston Globe:

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Some pieces step past the limits of format

Butting the dances of myriad choreographers up against one another affects the act of criticism in interesting ways: You judge the pieces as much on their relative merits as on their individual merits. Of the eight dances presented in the second annual Tens the Limit, three rise to the top like cream on milk. Which is not to say that the five others are clunkers -- though two of them, She-figured Dance’s “Assuming the Position” and Jody Weber and Dancers’ “Vox Silencia” clearly need focus. It’s just that they pale by comparison.
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And from Theodore Bale in the Boston Herald:

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Two of six 'experiments' were worthy of the name

How did so many of Boston’s young choreographers become so staid?
The disappointing conclusion of last night’s performance of “Ten’s The Limit,” presented by CRASHarts at Green Street Studios in Cambridge, is that few local dance companies are willing to boldly trespass into new territory.
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From Christine Temin in the Boston Globe:
(the two productions referred to in the headline are the one described below, and the dances choreographed for ART's production of Midsummer Night's Dream, posted elsewhere - cover page for today's arts section in the Sunday Globe.)

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In two local productions, dance takes a new step


BROOKLINE -- "I know it's modern dance, so you guys don't need rosin, right?" the stage manager asks the four choreographers assembled for a rehearsal at the Brookline Community Center for the Arts a few days ago.

It is thoroughly modern dance indeed. The four have been commissioned to present premieres of their work at the Tsai Performance Center Saturday and next Sunday. The "Dance Straight Up!" program is the second in what CRASHarts intends to make an annual series, and the organization chose these Boston-area dance makers as good bets to come up with the unexpected.
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From Theodore Bale in the Boston Herald:

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‘Straight Up!’ but never narrow night of thrilling work
By Theodore Bale

Dances that are over-intellectualized are rough-going for the audience. Dances that start with an ecstatic body in constant motion, on the other hand, are always exhilarating.
This is the primary lesson to be learned from “Dance Straight Up!” - a program of four premieres presented last night by CRASHarts at the Tsai Performance Center at Boston University. While all of the works were beautifully produced and danced with commitment and precision by local artists, only two managed to provoke that part of the brain that resides in seventh heaven.
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