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Anderson, Dunning, Kisselgoff To Be Inauguarated into Dance Library ofApril 30, NYC Ceremony

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#1 Helene



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Posted 22 April 2009 - 01:34 PM

We just received a press release from the International Committee for the Dance Library of Israel:




On Thursday, April 30, 2009, The International Committee for the Dance Library of Israel will inaugurate the former New York Times dance critics Jack Anderson, Jennifer Dunning and Anna Kisselgoff into its Hall of Fame. Together for over twenty years, they forged a high standard of dance review and criticism. Their exceptional service to the field will be noted at this event which begins at 5:30 p.m. at Scaletta’s Restaurant, NYC.
The evening commences with a reception, ceremony and followed with a buffet supper.
Tickets for the event are $65 & $150.
For reservations call: (212) 725-3735

This is the fourteenth annual ICDLI Hall of Fame. Past inaugurates are: Anna Sokolow, Sophie Maslow, Pearl Lang, Pauline Koner, Merrill Brockway, David Howard, Selma Jeanne Cohen and Genevieve Oswald among others.

Anna Kisselgoff became chief Dance Critic of the New York Times in 1977. Prior to that she wrote dance reviews for the NY Times as International Editor. She also worked on the English desk of Agence-France Presse in Paris.

Jennifer Dunning joined the New York Times as dance critic in 1977. She has written books on Alvin Ailey, Geoffrey Holder, and the American Ballet Theatre.

Jack Anderson, dance critic and author, has contributed dance reviews and others articles to the New York Times since 1978. He also writes for Dancing Times. Mr. Anderson along with his partner George Dorris co-edit Dance Chronicle: Studies in Dance and related Arts.

The Dance Library of Israel was founded in 1975 by Anne Wilson Wangh and is located in Tel-Aviv. The International Committee organized in 1983 as a support system for The Library, is a not-for-profit organization which has offices in Tribeca.

#2 sandik


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Posted 22 April 2009 - 01:44 PM

Oh good news for them -- all excellent dance writers!

#3 dirac


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Posted 22 April 2009 - 03:43 PM

Congrats. And a shout out to The New York Times for employing multiple dance critics, even in these grim times.

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 05:07 PM

I wouldn't get too excited about future dance coverage at the New York Times:


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Posted 22 April 2009 - 06:51 PM

Jennifer Dunning also wrote a book on the School of American Ballet.

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 03:55 AM

For those who, like me, were unfamiliar with the Dance Library of Israel, here is a brief article about the institution and its International Committee.


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