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 Post subject: Jacob's Pillow 2001 Dance Festival
PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2001 7:08 pm 
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Image <BR>Ted Shawn Theatre<P><BR>This year's Jacob's Pillow looks promising, as it kicks off with Buglisi/Foreman Dance, a company comprising of four former Graham dancers:<P><A HREF="http://www.bostonherald.com/entertainment/arts_culture/jaco02042001.htm" TARGET=_blank><B>Exciting season on tap at Pillow</B></A><BR>Theodore Bale, Boston Herald


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 Post subject: Re: Jacob's Pillow 2001 Dance Festival
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2001 5:05 am 
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From the New York Times:<P><B>At Dance Festival, a Glimpse of the New, an Echo of the Past</B><P>By JENNIFER DUNNING <BR> <BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>BECKET, Mass., June 17 — History was in the air on Saturday night at the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival here, though not, perhaps, in an expected way. The festival's 69 seasons of presenting and developing dancers and choreographers were embodied in the fine performing in this opening gala program, by two first- rate solo dancers and members of Buglisi-Foreman Dance and the Limón Dance Company. A little-seen 1961 solo by José Limón, reconstructed for the program, proved to be a historical curiosity at best. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR><A HREF="http://www.nytimes.com/2001/06/19/arts/19PILL.html" TARGET=_blank><B>MORE...</B></A><P><BR>(Does this belong in Modern Dance?) <BR>


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 Post subject: Re: Jacob's Pillow 2001 Dance Festival
PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2001 10:56 am 
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Deborah Jowitt reports the goings-on at Jacob's Pillow in the Village Voice:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>The 69th season of the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival began with a farewell. Two days after the opening gala, Barton Mumaw, the finest of Ted Shawn's Men Dancers, died at 88. He was at the Pillow in the early '30s when the guys cut down trees, built cabins, planted vegetables, and danced half-naked for appreciative ladies from the Massachusetts towns of Lee and Becket. Lean, fit, and sweet-tempered, he continued to coach younger dancers in his roles until a few years ago. Last summer, he said he wouldn't come to the Pillow again. But he is there. Always will be.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.villagevoice.com/issues/0127/jowitt.shtml" TARGET=_blank><B>More</B></A> in the second half of the linked article.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2001 8:45 pm 
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Miscellaneous news from Theodore Bale in the Boston Herald:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>...the festival has maintained a tradition of featuring emerging choreographers alongside those big names.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.bostonherald.com/entertainment/arts_culture/danc07062001.htm" TARGET=_blank><B>More</B></A> at the bottom of the linked article


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Image <BR><fontsize=1>NYCB Principal Helene Alexopoulos,<BR>who danced "Lust"</fontsize><P><BR>Jamie Bishton, David Dorfman, Lawrence Goldhuber, Robert La Fosse, Richard Move, Annie-B Parson and Chet Walker explore the seven deadly sins at the festival:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>Sins Are a Fine Way to Attract Dancers</B><P>By SUSAN REITER, NY Times<P>ONE Friday, "Anger" took shape to the strains of a particularly fierce Astor Piazzolla tango. The next Tuesday, various aspects of "Envy" were explored to the accompaniment of Bach and Britten. A few days later, "Greed" had its turn as five women evocatively muttered, laughed and sang much of their own accompaniment over an array of coveted decorative objects.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.nytimes.com/2001/07/08/arts/08REIT.html" TARGET=_blank><B>More</B></A>


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2001 8:20 pm 
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Vicki Sanders encourages all to commit to the <I>Seven Deadly Sins</I>:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>Ye who is without `Seven Deadly Sins' is missing out : `Deadly Sins' is divinely inspired program</B><P>Vicki Sanders, Boston Herald<P>In ``Sloth,'' liquid movement collides with disconnected words. ``Lust'' is a figure moving slowly to a jangling, insistent score, a silent soul heedlessly internalizing the racket of temptation. And ``Anger'' is red and hot and danced to a tango beat.<P>And so it goes with all of the deadly sins in a new collaborative work receiving its world premiere this week at the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.bostonherald.com/entertainment/arts_culture/seve07122001.htm" TARGET=_blank><B>More</B></A>


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2001 10:13 am 
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From the Boston Globe:<P><B>Having fun with 'The Seven Deadly Sins'</B><P>By Karen Campbell, Globe Correspondent, 7/13/2001<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>BECKET - Sloth, anger, gluttony, lust, envy, greed, pride - ''The Seven Deadly Sins'' have fascinated writers, musicians, artists, and philosophers for centuries. For seven well-known but wildly different choreographers at the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, they have provided fodder for a new dance collaboration receiving its world premiere this week.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR><A HREF="http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/194/living/Having_fun_with_The_Seven_Deadly_Sins_+.shtml" TARGET=_blank><B>MORE...</B></A><BR>


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A review of Sins:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>7 Choreographers Pick a Sin and Run With It</B><P>JENNIFER DUNNING, NY Times<P>BECKET, Mass. — A good time was had by nearly all on Sunday afternoon when "The Seven Deadly Sins" spilled out across the stage of the Ted Shawn Theater at the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival. Many in the audience rose in a standing ovation. And the performers and choreographers seemed to have had a lot of fun putting this oddity together. But the parts amounted to less than one might have expected.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.nytimes.com/2001/07/17/arts/17SINS.html" TARGET=_blank><B>More</B></A>


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 Post subject: Re: Jacob's Pillow 2001 Dance Festival
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2001 10:43 am 
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More on the Deadly Sins:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>Go Sin Some More</B><P>Deborah Jowitt, The Village Voice<P>Religious ultra-conservatives see dancing as a sin. The fact that dance so ebulliently lends itself to the depiction of sin may fuel their mistrust. Dances about sin sin doubly, I suspect; they not only get choreographers' creative juices flowing, they lure people to decadent spots like Jacob's Pillow.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.villagevoice.com/issues/0130/jowitt.shtml" TARGET=_blank><B>More</B></A> in the 2nd half of the linked article


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2001 5:55 am 
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From the Boston Globe:<P><B>DANCE REVIEW<P>Varone adds new life to 'Ballet mecanique'</B><P><BR>By Karen Campbell, Globe Correspondent, 8/10/2001 <P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>BECKET - With a shrill factory-like cacophony of screaming sirens, airplane propellers, and all manner of bells, whistles, and thundering percussion, George Antheil's radical 1926 score ''Ballet mecanique'' caused veritable riots at the New York and Paris premieres. Over the years, it has come to be viewed as a cultural icon representing the cold mechanization of industrialized society. <P><BR>So it is an intriguing choice of music for choreographer Doug Varone, who is known for infusing his athletically rigorous works with an undercurrent of human drama. However, in Varone's new ''Ballet mecanique,''given its East Coast premiere at Jacob's Pillow Wednesday, dancers are not mere cogs in the machine. Amid the dazzling precision of spinning bodies and pistonlike limbs, there are flashes of human warmth and independence of spirit that affirm heart and mind over automation.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR><A HREF="http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/222/living/Varone_adds_new_life_to_Ballet_mecanique_+.shtml" TARGET=_blank><B>MORE...</B></A><BR>


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2001 3:09 pm 
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Image<BR><fontsize=1>Photo Lois Greenfield</fontsize><P>Another review on Varone:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Varone finely tunes `Ballet Mecanique'<P>Vicki Sanders, Boston Herald<P>The amazing thing about Doug Varone's work is it doesn't look like anybody else's. He seems to have tapped a new choreographic vein, and he's mining movement that has all the characteristics of dance but none of its cliches.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><a href=http://www2.bostonherald.com/entertainment/arts_culture/danc08112001.htm target=_blank>More</a>


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From the Boston Globe:<P><B>'Confessions' has the moves, but not the drama</B><P><BR>By Karen Campbell, Globe Correspondent, 8/18/2001<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>BECKET - In the grand Broadway tradition, the term ''musical theater'' has come to represent that distinctly American fusion of music, dance, and drama. It is entertainment that tells a story not only through dramatic action but through the lyrics of a song and the expressive flow of bodies through space.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/230/living/_Confessions_has_the_moves_but_not_the_drama+.shtml" TARGET=_blank><B>MORE...</B></A><BR>


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 Post subject: Re: Jacob's Pillow 2001 Dance Festival
PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2001 3:15 pm 
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Thanks folks for this round-up. I feel like I've been there myself. I was at the Pillow in 1999 and absolutely loved the experience. It's a wonderful place! I just hope it goes on forever...because it's going to take me that long to return (from down under).

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