Monthly Archives: February 2011

Another look at GUTTER GATE

Juliana May is smart and brave.  Her recent Gutter Gate at Dance Theater Workshop was deeply investigated, thoughtfully rendered, and expertly performed.  It was also panned by lazy and ill-informed criticism.  This is unfortunate, unfair, and underlines the broader issue … Continue reading

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Out of Context

As one of Dance Theater Workshop’s 2010-2011 “Context Note Writers,” I contributed a recent post to the DTW blog, on the topic of gender politics in dance.  Check it out, and post your comments here, there, or anywhere.  I look … Continue reading

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Here’s an idea…

Public funding for the arts is a mess.  No one can agree on what art is “worthy” of public funds.  No one can figure out how to effectively measure success.  And everyone is cranky about it.  It’s time for a new … Continue reading

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