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Playing with the Truth: Jonathan Jakubowicz’s Resistance and the Memory of Marcel Marceau

Christopher Atamian writes about the art and life of Marcel Marceau. He shares an interview with the renowned mime and choreographer’s daughter Camille, who sets the record straight on her father’s activities during World War II following Jonathan Jakubowicz’s film Resistance released this past year.

A Choreographed Return to Theaters

Dance is back in theaters. The productions are better than ever, but the real choreography is happening in the audience. As we navigate a safe return to indoor space, how do we hold on to the pleasures of attending a show?

New Prayer For Now

Stephen Petronio Company’s program for the Joyce Theater documents the company’s growth with five new or reimagined works and makes a case for the continuation of digital dance as we move optimistically into “post-pandemic” times.

Formal / Nature

Dorrance Dance, Mark Morris Dance Group, and ABT performed with and against nature at the Kaatsbaan Spring Festival.

Bill T. Jones Dancing Through Disease in Can You Bring It and Afterwardsness

Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters is a new documentary about Bill T. Jones’s seminal, AIDS-era work. Afterwardsness, his newest production, reflects on the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing assaults on Black lives. Viewed together, they offer seemingly contradictory but ultimately profound lessons on dance’s role in moving through personal and societal grief.


The Brooklyn Rail

JUNE 2021

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