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 Post subject: Preview of 'Bagne' in NY
PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2000 8:13 am 
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<BR>"Bagne," the French term for slammer, is a tough jail drama from PPS Danse of Montreal that opens the company's weeklong New York run at the Joyce Theater on Tuesday. With alternating male and female casts, "Bagne," (pronounced "bang" in Quebec) is textless physical theater developed in consultation with prisoners and ex- convicts. <P> <A HREF="http://www.nytimes.com/2000/10/01/arts/01HOWE.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.nytimes.com/2000/10/01/arts/01HOWE.html</A> <P>If you have not done so already, you will need to register (free) with the NY Times site first. The NY Times seems to have lengthened the availability period for their articles. Please let us know if you find that this link is dead.


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 Post subject: Re: Preview of 'Bagne' in NY
PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2000 8:21 am 
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Jennifer Dunning finds much to admire in 'Bagne'.<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>There is considerable visual beauty in the ways the two bodies are juxtaposed and in the set's uncompromising geometry. Self-propelled and set into motion by each other, the men crash against, climb up and crawl across the movable steel walls in almost cinematic frames. <P>There are poignant moments, mostly having to do with the way the men's hands delicately touch each other's bodies and play the mesh grille of one wall as if it were a piano. As poignant and subtle is the quietly awestruck way the two men survey the world outside their walls. Mr. Savoie, the founder of PPS in 1983, and Mr. Hall do give in to easy emotion toward the end. But before then, "Bagne" takes a familiar theme and does unexpected things with it, at an interestingly deliberate pace.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR><A HREF="http://www.nytimes.com/2000/10/07/arts/07JOYC.html" TARGET=_blank><B>Now read on</B></A>


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