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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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Cyberloops

Merce Cunningham has used computers as co-creators for his choreography since 1991, and it was his evolving dance Loops that inspired the six works shown Friday night at the MIT Museum to open the sixth Boston Cyberarts Festival.
'Merce' at MIT
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  May 01, 2009
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A comprovisational what?

Local saxophonist and electronic-musician JORRIT DIJKSTRA combines a variety of styles ranging from jazz to electro-acoustic improv and noise to create his own emotive and often idiosyncratic music.
Free jazz at 186; Grizzler at Axiom
By SUSANNA BOLLE  |  February 02, 2009
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Dancing in the year of the Rat

If you’re hot for Victoria’s Secret ads and addicted to Dancing with the Stars, Tango Fire will be right up your alley.
Flamenco, funk, and Boston Ballet hit the boards
By DEBRA CASH  |  December 26, 2007
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Eclectic finds

With the frigid weather and bracing winds, the natural inclination early each new year is to go a bit fetal, curl up, and hibernate until springtime.
Looking for the brave and the new in 2008
By SUSANNA BOLLE  |  December 26, 2007
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Environmental issues

For the better part of the last 15 years, local artist, organizer, and composer Jed Speare has been an integral member of Boston’s artistic community.
The Sound Works of Jed Speare
By SUSANNA BOLLE  |  November 27, 2007


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Buying in

In late September 2001, President George W. Bush urged Americans to go shopping in support of the slumping US economy, equating purchasing with patriotism in the aftermath of 9/11.
Consumer Culture at Montserrat, Mini Golf at Mass Art, and ‘Seek Alternate Routes’ at 119 Gallery
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  November 20, 2007