Category Archives: Etcetera

Photo: Philippe Gramard

Anne Nguyen’s Autarcie (…): Battles in Isolation

French choreographer and breakdance world champion Anne Nguyen‘s Autarcie (…), presented by the Crossing the Line Festival and Dancing in the Streets at Gibney Dance Center from September 29 to October 1, 2016, is rooted in hip-hop but aims to open a new space within

Photo courtesy of Odéon Théâtre de l’Europe


The trouble and the treasure of writing about modern adaptations of ancient myths is that there is too much context and too many references from centuries of retelling and analysis, so that I could read about Phaedra the myth and Phaedra the woman for the

Kirsten Huber, Photo by Mia Min Yen

Sharing the Journey: Kirstin Huber’s WRETCHED SCRAPBOOK

You wouldn’t know that the woman dancing (meditatively, joyfully) in the corner had spent much of the last two years struggling just to walk. You wouldn’t know that she’d undergone a pair of painful and frightening surgeries that left her scarred and upended her life.

Mary Theresa Archbold & John McGinty. Photo by Carol Rosegg

The Big Hill: Better Stories Through Inclusion

In a time when the support for autistic actors playing autistic roles is rapidly growing and when Deaf West’s Spring Awakening is able to run on Broadway and received three Tony Nominations, one would hope that I would be less pleasantly surprised when I see