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Published: December 9, 2011
Category: review

Celebrating the Surreal at BAM

By Rachel Straus

NEW YORK — Big Dance Theater creates small-scale productions that are big on irony. In “Supernatural Wife” — co-directed by Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar in BAM’S Harvey Theater (Nov. 29-Dec.-3) and viewed Dec. 2 — Euripides’ tragic-comic play “Alkestis” is one part surreal drama, one part cartoon. It combines low-tech projections, []

Published: September 2, 2010
Category: composition

Bessie Schönberg

By Rachel Straus

Throughout her expansive 65-year career, Bessie Schönberg (1906–1997) became one of America’s most revered composition teachers. She possessed the unique ability to help her students find their own creative voices, and she nurtured the groundbreaking styles of artists as diverse in their approaches as Annie-B Parson, Jerome Robbins, Carolyn Brown, Lucinda []

Published: September 1, 2010
Category: composition

History Quiz: Bessie Schönberg

By Rachel Straus

1. What unique ability did Bessie Schönberg possess that led her to become one of the most revered composition teacher?

2. Name some of Schönberg’s former students who went on to become groundbreaking artists.

3. Schönberg directed the nation’s first college dance department at _____ _____ _____, for nearly four decades, []