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 Post subject: Alexandra Beller
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2001 4:27 pm 
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Deborah Jowitt writes in the Village Voice:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Beller, late of Bill T. Jones's company, is a witty talker as well as a powerful and voluptuous mover.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><a href=http://www.villagevoice.com/issues/0146/jowitt.php target=_blank><B>More</B></a>, in the second article of the linked page.


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 Post subject: Re: Alexandra Beller
PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2002 7:37 am 
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Image <P>Susan Chumsky writes in the NY Times:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Alexandra Beller is as comfortable with her body as the next woman, which is to say she's hyperaware of its every flaw. So Beller, 29, a dancer-choreographer, felt fairly exposed as she walked through a gallery at the Whitney Museum that displayed 27 nude photos of her -- black-and-white Irving Penn images of a voluptuous woman with both the rootedness and fluid movement of a deep-sea plant. ''A couple of women walked in together,'' Beller says, ''and one said to her friend, 'Her back is nice, but her legs are real bad.' '' <P>Beller has been long accustomed to people critiquing the body rather than the art. At 13, when she showed up for her first day at the Joffrey Ballet School, a secretary insisted that there had to be a mistake. One teacher called her fat in front of 50 other students. The slights only amplified once she became successful, dancing for six years with Bill T. Jones<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.nytimes.com/2002/04/28/magazine/_28BELLER.html" TARGET=_blank><B>Click for More</B></A>


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 Post subject: Re: Alexandra Beller
PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2002 8:44 am 
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I saw her when she danced with Bill T Jones Company in London. She moves like a whirlwind.


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 Post subject: Re: Alexandra Beller
PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2002 11:22 am 
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In the Village Voice:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Alexandra Beller, who burst forth a year ago from Bill T. Jones's troupe, has showed work constantly in a variety of spaces.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><a href=http://www.villagevoice.com/issues/0225/zimmer.php target=_blank><B>More</B></a>, in the fifth item of the linked article


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 Post subject: Re: Alexandra Beller
PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2003 2:08 pm 
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Jennifer Dunning in the NY Times:

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Creating Portraits of Women, as Inspired by Great Writers

Alexandra Beller and Mira Kingsley can be counted on for a yeasty evening of dance that appeals to the brain as well as the eye. "We Sink as We Run," presented by Dixon Place last Saturday night at the University Settlement, lived up to expectations. <a href=http://www.nytimes.com/2003/03/01/arts/01PERF.html target=_blank>more</a>


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 Post subject: Re: Alexandra Beller
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Tobi Tobias in the Village Voice:

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It helps to be well-read to enjoy Alexandra Beller and Mira Kingsley's engaging, sophisticated dance theater piece We Sink as We Run... <a href=http://www.villagevoice.com/issues/0312/footnotes.php target=_blank>more</a>


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Alexandra Beller/Dances Offers Existentialism With Balloons
by CLAUDIA LA ROCCO for the New York Times

Ms. Beller seems interested in provocation, but the buttons she pushes in "You Are Here" are oddly old-fashioned. "You don't laugh onstage unless you're supposed to," Ms. Melaas informs the audience, a strange statement considering that anything goes, and has for some time, in downtown dance.

published: April 7, 2006
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No Way Out
Four people on their own tracks going nowhere together with us
by DEBORAH JOWITT for the Village Voice

Beller drew portions of her text from Jean-Paul Sartre's play No Exit; however, she follows no narrative, and what cages her four people is not an antechamber to hell. It might be any dehumanized city or a theater under siege, any place where identity is lost or stolen and what you see or know today may vanish tomorrow.

published: April 11, 2006
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Raising the Flag
by DEBORAH JOWITT for the Village Voice
published: July 3, 2007

At the end of her solo, US, she lays out Old Glory, cleanses it with a wet mop, bundles it into her arms, and pulls out a breast to nurse it. Then she sings it a lullaby in Spanish.
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