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Douglas Crimp’s Dance Dance Film Essays by Rosalyn Deutsche
Black and white photograph of dancer Nicholas Strafaccia participating in Trisha Brown’s Spiral. In a large warehouse with several columns and a ladder in the background, Strafaccia wears loose white clothing and is attached to a harness connecting to him to a cord. The cord has spiraled around the column and he hangs perpendicular to the column, parallel to the ground beneath him.

At some point in the late ’70s, when Douglas Crimp and I were art history doctoral students at the Graduate Center, CUNY, he invited me to the ballet.

Douglas Crimp’s Dance Dance Film Essays by Rosalyn Deutsche
Black and white photograph of dancer Nicholas Strafaccia participating in Trisha Brown’s Spiral. In a large warehouse with several columns and a ladder in the background, Strafaccia wears loose white clothing and is attached to a harness connecting to him to a cord. The cord has spiraled around the column and he hangs perpendicular to the column, parallel to the ground beneath him.

At some point in the late ’70s, when Douglas Crimp and I were art history doctoral students at the Graduate Center, CUNY, he invited me to the ballet.

Netta Yerushalmy by Jack Halberstam
Hsiao-Jou Tang, Megan Williams, Joyce Edwards (back), Julia Foulkes, and Michael Blake in Paramodernities #5: All that Spectacle: Dance on Stage and Screens

Paramodernities juxtaposes scholarly texts with movement, deconstructing iconic dances by Ailey, Balanchine, Cunningham, Fosse, Graham, and Nijinsky.

Issue #145: Ann Hamilton and Audra Wolowiec
The Theater Is A Blank Page 078 Cmyk

Reassembled fragments of texts and vocalizations invite audiences into the immersive installations of these two artists.

David Behrman’s Music With Memory by Clinton Krute
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We often think of music as flowing from memory or being committed to memory. Music With Memory—the title of a new LP of three ’80s-era performances of works by the composer David Behrman—implies some conversation and interplay between the two. 

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