Posts Tagged ‘Nixon in China’

Red Detachment Redux and the Cowboy Spirit

Friday, August 5th, 2011

by Cathy Barbash For those of you who did not get enough of the Red Detachment of Women during this winter’s run of Nixon in China at the Met, the National Ballet of China will be performing excerpts of the ballet (possibly the same excerpt reinterpreted and interpolated into the opera by Mark Morris) in […]

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Red Detachment Redux

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

By Cathy Barbash Nixon in China has come and gone from the Met, but its interpolated excerpt of The Red Detachment of Women brought back memories of a previous attempt to tour the entire work in the U.S., and made me wonder whether in fact Americans know it only in this mediated form. First staged […]

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Valentine Dances

Monday, February 14th, 2011

By Rachel Straus When the pressure is on to be romantic, delivering the goods is a challenge. The week before Valentine’s Day, four dance events intentionally (and unintentionally) dabbled in matters of the heart.  Merce Cunningham’s 1998 Pond Way—as filmed by Charles Atlas—was surprisingly the most romantic. (It was screened at the Baryshnikov Arts Center […]

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