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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: October 21, 2004
Category: review

From Genesis to Apotheosis, in Time: Bangarra Dance Theatre of Australia

By Rachel Straus

In the beginning – according to the Bangarra Dance Theatre of Australia – there was movement. In “Bush,” artistic director Stephen Page and associate director Frances Rings create a dancing earth. During the 90-minute entertainment, which had its American debut Tuesday night, 11 dancers undulated and slithered back in time, telling nine []