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Nicole Pierce walks The Walk

Dance maker Nicole Pierce was working the glue gun, constructing mossy objects, papier-mâché thingamabobs and items that she could hang from a net hoisted across the Art Deco balconies of the South End's Villa Victoria Center for the Arts.

By DEBRA CASH  |  January 18, 2013
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Boston’s winter dance scene: Tapping and walking, stomping and flying

Boston's winter dance scene dips into the past, climbs onto the cutting-edge, and hosts guests from Spain, Brazil, Montreal and Copenhagen.

By DEBRA CASH  |  December 28, 2012
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Offerings

Nora Chipaumire’s lions will roar, swans will fly, angels will wrestle heaven, rains will break: gukarahundi , presented at the ICA last weekend by CRASHarts, had the makings of a multimedia extravaganza.
Nora Chipaumire and Thomas Mapfumo at the ICA, BoSoma and Contrapose at BU
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  April 30, 2010
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Anniversary waltz

Caitlin Corbett Dance Company, which was celebrating its 25th anniversary at the Tsai Center last weekend, achieved another of its people-dance successes, a two-part series of one-minute duets featuring 36 big, small, awkward, suave, surprising, funny,
Caitlin Corbett Dance Company at 25
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  December 18, 2009

Glenn Beck's Mormon ties

Thank you for carefully illustrating the intellectual dishonesty of the right wing’s number-one glory boy.
Letters to the Boston editor, October 30, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  October 30, 2009
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Requiem detexted

Mozart's Requiem is one of the most controversial works in the classical repertory. Mozart had completed only parts of it and sketched other parts when he died, unexpectedly at age 35, in 1791. His death ignited immediate speculation and myth.
Nicole Pierce at the Armory
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  October 02, 2009


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Terpsichore's delight

There's no end to variety to the fall's dance season, from a Boston Ballet classic to Hawaiian hula and "extreme action" acrobatics.
A season of foot (and body) work
By DEBRA CASH  |  September 18, 2009
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Bytes

The notion of confining entries to 10 minutes seems arbitrary — why not four choreographers doing 20-minute dances?
'Ten's the Limit' at the ICA
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  January 22, 2008
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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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Teasers and tidbits

The puppeteer’s face and body reflect what the puppet is going through, as if the puppet were giving life to him instead of the other way around.
Bunraku at the Majestic; Marcus Schulkind at Green Street
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  October 09, 2007
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Terpsichore’s delight

Traveling troupes and local dancemakers spring up around the Boston area this season.
The joys of spring dance
By DEBRA CASH  |  March 13, 2007


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Monuments and miniatures

Harvard University’s Music Department and the Office for the Arts celebrated Leonard Bernstein’s work last weekend with “Boston to Broadway,” a festive symposium surrounded by exhibitions and concerts.
Bernstein at Harvard; Central Square weekend
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  October 17, 2006
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Happy feet

The architectural team of Diller Scofidio + Renfro designed the Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater at the new Institute for Contemporary Art as a 325-seat jewel box, its transparent walls allowing the Boston harbor and skyline to serve as a scenic bac
From butoh to Swan Lake and back
By DEBRA CASH  |  September 13, 2006