Tag Archives Contemporary Dance

DON’T LOOK AWAY: MAGUY MARIN’S “BIT”

by Monday, November 6, 2017

Maguy Marin has been exploring the human condition through the body for four decades. One of the most important figures in French modern dance, Marin began as a classical dancer, first performing with the Ballet de Strasbourg and then with Maurice Béjart’s company, Ballet du XXe Siècle, before turning toward the avant-garde. Her breakout dance, May ...

THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS TRANSITION: TALKING WITH PAM TANOWITZ, PART 2

by Sunday, February 14, 2016

In the first part of this interview, we discussed the different layers of tension in your work—the tension between pure form and emotional content. Can you talk about that tension in relation to your new work, the story progresses as if in a dream of glittering surfaces? Yes, I want to have it both ways. I’m interested ...

CRACKING THE CASE: TALKING WITH CHOREOGRAPHER PAM TANOWITZ, PART 1

by Friday, February 5, 2016

Let's talk about your upcoming show at The Joyce. I know you're presenting two works: one previous work, Heaven on One’s Head, and a premiere, the story progresses as if in a dream of glittering surfaces. What have you been focused on in the new piece? It’s important to challenge myself with dancers that I’ve worked with ...