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 Post subject: Douglas Dunn
PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2000 12:18 pm 
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A preview of a new work by Douglas Dunn. "The Common Good," will be presented at Danspace Project at St. Mark's Church next week. Has anyone seen any of his work?

http://www.nytimes.com/yr/mo/day/artleisure/dunn-dance.html

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 Post subject: Re: Douglas Dunn
PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2001 6:10 am 
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A preview of a collaboration with playwright Jim Neu:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Talking and Dancing, Reconcilable Differences<P>APOLLINAIRE SCHERR, NY Times<P>IN 1973, the fledgling choreographer Douglas Dunn wrote a poem, "Talking Dancing," that borrows for its opening lines the dance-world aphorism, "Talking is talking, and dancing is dancing," which means just what you'd think: talking and dancing don't mix. The poem proceeds by a rigorous and seemingly mindless process, à la Gertrude Stein, to rearrange the terms "talking," "dancing," "and" and "is," and to undercut its opening truism. But Mr. Dunn's own long career has mainly respected the saying's sentiment.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><a href=http://www.nytimes.com/2001/11/11/arts/dance/11SCHE.html target=_blank>More</a>


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 Post subject: Re: Douglas Dunn
PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2001 11:18 am 
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Writes Deborah Jowitt in the Village Voice:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>In Aerobia, a sly satire on self-improvement fads, Dunn's choreography and Jim Neu's text form beguiling rhythmic partnerships, collide, and conspire, while managing to convey not exactly a plot, but a society of the future and a place where it hangs out.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><a href=http://www.villagevoice.com/issues/0148/jowitt.php target=_blank>More</a>


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 Post subject: Re: Douglas Dunn
PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2001 7:14 pm 
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I have only seen Dunn's work on video. It was shown during a Marcia Siegel writing wkshp in grad school, and Ms. Siegel showed us many works on video and film which were not available to the general public. Including "Quarry" by Merdith Monk (just incredible environmental work)and some Yvonne Rainer stuff which was cool. Anyway, apparently Dunn was part of the Judson Church movment, as well as a member of Merce's company for many years. In this piece I saw on video, Dunn was tied and bound to the underside of bleachers (you know those makeshift wooden stackable benches audience sit on at low budget performances). I think he stayed there for some hours. And the audience walked around and observed him. I cant' remember if he moved at all. I think he was making some statement about the performer/audience relationship. Anyway......I've read several of Dunn's poems in Contact Quarterly. He seems like a quirky, curious guy who keeps changing and evolving and questioning the essence of performance and contemporary dance.


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 Post subject: Re: Douglas Dunn
PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2003 9:13 am 
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Deborah Jowitt in the Village Voice:

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Some years ago, Douglas Dunn moved away from his post-Cunningham coolness (which was never very cool) to what seem like magnificently bizarre investigations of strange tribes. <a href=http://www.villagevoice.com/issues/0316/jowitt.php target=_blank>more</a>


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Bizarre Swimmers and Cacophonous Percussion
by GIA KOURLAS for the New York Times

Mr. Dunn's aim, to make the music more important than the dance, fell apart each time he entered the stage. The sight of the wiry choreographer, dressed in an electric blue jumpsuit, was infused with riveting peculiarities. As the weird interloper, Mr. Dunn stole the show.

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Out and In
Hunting for moving art in hot summer spaces
by DEBORAH JOWITT for the Village Voice

His two most recent projects place him and his dancers in anti-heroic settings. Multiple Undo happens simultaneously with Elke Rindfleisch's Other Distortions at the Elevated Acre behind 55 Water Street, as part of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Sitelines 2006, a free festival of downtown site-specific lunchtime events continuing through August.

published: June 27, 2006
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