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Lynn Matluck Brooks

May I Have This Dance, By Chance?

I chance upon pieces dancing around the Bride: Cage’s neat scores, Duchamp’s nudes descending shattered large glasses, Cunningham’s reeling dances.
November 17, 2012
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Love Beyond the Grave: A "Giselle" Fan and a Neophyte Talk

Two TD Writers at the ballet talk Petipa, Grisi, the romantic macabre and overcoming dance sibling rivalry.
November 3, 2012
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Delicious: Lar Lubovitch Dance Company at the Annenberg

Lubovitch exposes his strategy and follows its logic, responding closely to the music he chooses.
October 17, 2012
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Double Vision: Dancefusion at the Philly Fringe

The clarity of the movement’s attack and its clear lines and arcs in gestures, body shapes, and pathways reminded me of the power of classic modern dance in its search for expression of the universal...
September 9, 2012
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Critical Moments: Four Centuries of Dance Journalism

A bird’s-eye view of commentaries from the eighteenth century to the present.
August 8, 2012
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Strangers in Artsland: Three “Newbies” Reflect on Philadelphia

Why are artists drawn to Philadelphia? Do they find community in the City of Brotherly Love?
July 26, 2012
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Episodes and Academe: Avalanche

How do dance profs -admittedly odd birds in academe- engage in research? Lots of ways.
June 18, 2012
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Noguchi’s Garden Dance at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Inside that stone a dance is emerging, pounding and reverberating, breathing in and out.
June 11, 2012
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