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Merce Cunningham at the ICA

When Merce Cunningham started his dance company in 1953, he was a major new force in American Art.
American angels  
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  July 27, 2012
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Phantoms and fantasy

Poetry and dance have some common traits.
Anne Carson and Rashaun Mitchell at the ICA; Cirque du Soleil's Ovo; David Parker in Concord
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  July 30, 2010
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Tales of a country boy

Summer Stages Dance kicked off its 2010 performance series at Concord Academy a week ago Thursday with a film of a woman setting the table.
Dan Wagoner’s handmade dance
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  July 23, 2010
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2009: The year in Dance

You could say there were two tremendous forces that propelled dance into the world of modern culture: the Ballets Russes of Serge Diaghilev and the choreography of Merce Cunningham.
Milestones and memories
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  December 25, 2009
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Annie variations

The Bang Group's performance at Concord Academy Thursday night wrapped the audience in rings of intimacy and surprise. Choreographer/director David Parker, acting as MC, paid loving tribute to Summer Stages Dance, where he and the company have appeared
David Parker at Summer Stages
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  July 31, 2009
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Stuck-togetherness

Chris Elam's Misnomer Dance Theater performed three seriously zany works Thursday night under the title "Being Together," in their third appearance for Concord Academy Summer Stages Dance.
Chris Elam's Misnomer Dance
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  July 24, 2009


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Extremities

Postmodern dance's conceptual, physical, and metaphysical roots spread far and wide, as four summer festival performances attested last week.
Postmodern dance takes flight
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  July 17, 2009
Summer Stage Dance 2009 presents Armitage Gone!

Summer Stage Dance 2009 presents Armitage Gone!


Summer Stage Dance gets off to a flying (and probably loud) start with Armitage Gone! Dance in three Karole Armitage works: the 2007 Ligeti Essays...
By Shaula Clark  |  July 01, 2009
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I'm coming out!

I'm not one of those naive assholes who believes that I'm inherently in tune with the LGBT experience because I have a gay friend, or because I totally made out with girls while I was a freshman at Sarah Lawrence.
Leaving the closet just isn't what it used to be. Thank God.
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  May 29, 2009
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Daniel Nagrin

Daniel Nagrin was one of the last surviving stars of modern dance's second generation.
(1917–2008)
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  January 07, 2009

Year in Dance: Reusable histories & durable trends

Conservation is a good thing in these times, and some of the most interesting performances drew on the uses of history — personal history, performance history, and even some inventions that sought to overturn history.
No startling breakthroughs, but that's okay
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  December 22, 2008


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Soft power

It's neither a set piece of choreography nor an improvised free-for-all.
Sara Rudner at Concord Academy and the ICA
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  July 29, 2008
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Post-traumatic earth

With the most unassertive, seemingly egoless moves, Eiko & Koma can evoke the sensations and moods of a universe.
Eiko + Koma and Tere O’Connor at Concord
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  July 23, 2008
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Ebb and flow

The good news is that we still have our own major company, Boston Ballet, and it made its first international tour — to Spain — in more than a decade.
Dance: 2007 in review
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 17, 2007
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Dances with character

Dancers are working with character more frequently, after decades of choreography drenched in physical accomplishment.
Headlong Dance Theater, Chunky Move, Paul Taylor
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  August 01, 2007
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Stand-up choreography

David Parker was born too late for vaudeville.
David Parker + the Bang Group
By DEBRA CASH  |  July 24, 2007


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Neo-hoodoo and street kabuki

Tradition: how to preserve it in a globalized modern culture.
Fist and Heel at Concord’s Summer Stages and Kabuki in New York
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  July 24, 2007
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Knots

Like its name, Misnomer Dance Theater seems devoted to contrariness.
Misnomer at Concord Academy
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  July 17, 2007
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L’Allegro, fuss and feathers, and the ICA blues

This year we were looking forward to dance performances at the Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater in the new ICA.
 A year in dance
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 20, 2006
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Fusions and effusions

Performed on the chapel lawn at Concord Academy a week ago Thursday, Anna Myer’s All at Once utilized a sculptural, gestural movement idiom, but it looked more like a ballet than a modern dance.
Anna Myer and Karole Armitage at Concord
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  July 25, 2006
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Casualty ward

The dancers, musicians, and technical assistants played the role of facilitators, working to give the audience a variety of sensory experiences.
John Jasperse’s Prone at Concord
By MARCIA B.SIEGEL  |  July 18, 2006


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After-dinner nuts

The Christmas season careered to a finish January 5 at Concord Academy with yet another Nutcracker, sort of, the first complete Boston performance of David Parker’s Nut/Cracked.
David Parker at Concord Academy
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  January 18, 2006