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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, non-virtuoso []

Published: March 29, 2011
Category: review

Counting the Days of Merce's Legacy Tour

By Rachel Straus

NEW YORK — Drawing closer are the final performances of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. With the death of its founding choreographer in July 2009, the 15-member ensemble and a roster of avant-garde composer-musicians have been crisscrossing the globe on a two-year Legacy Tour to enthralled audiences. Only 276 days are []