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If You're Heading to the Joyce to See PNB ...Two Works Worth Seeing at Nearby DTW


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#1 Kathleen O'Connell

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 01:42 PM

If you’re going to the Joyce this weekend to see PNB (or even if you aren’t) consider tacking on a visit to Dance Theater Workshop (just a block away) to see either Tere O’Connor’s “Wrought Iron Fog” or Pam Tanowitz’ “Be in the Gray with Me, ” both of which premiered at DTW in 2009.

They’re each about an hour or so long and tickets are only $15. “Wrought Iron Fog” will be performed on Thu 1/7 and Fri 1/8 at 6:00 PM, giving you ample time to grab a quick bite or drink before you head over to the Joyce for the 8:00 PM show. “Be in the Gray with Me” will be performed on Sun 1/10 at 7:00 PM and Mon Jan 11 at 9:00 PM.

If you haven’t been to DTW, it’s both an intimate space and a comfortable one – you’ll see everything no matter where you sit.

I reviewed both works last year for DanceViewTimes (here and here) and found them engaging, intriguing, and enjoyable. If you mostly see ballet or, for lack of a better term, “mainstream modern” (Paul Taylor or Mark Morris, e.g.) you might find “Be in the Gray with Me” the more accessible of the two, but “Wrought Iron Fog” is well worth a look.

An hour of your time and $15 bucks — even if you walk out unconvinced, where’s the downside?

Here’s a link to DTW’s website for more info and tickets: http://www.dancetheaterworkshop.org/

Here’s a link to Claudia La Rocco’s NYT review of “Be in the Gray with Me”: http://www.nytimes.c...20tanowitz.html

Here’s a link to Gia Kourlas’ NYT review of “Wrought Iron Fog”: http://www.nytimes.c...ance/12fog.html

Here’s Apollinaire Scherr’s: http://www.artsjourn...companys_w.html

Here’s a link to a NYT preview of “Wrought Iron Fog” by Claudia La Rocco: http://www.nytimes.c...nce/08laro.html

#2 Alexandra

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 02:24 PM

Thanks for posting that Kathleen (and for reviewing these programs for dvt) AND for posting all those links!

I second the motion. :bow: I hope you'll keep letting us know if you see something you think is worthwhile. Not only is it good to see new things and new spaces, but looking at modern dance can shine an interesting light on what's supposedly "new! new!" in ballet.

(Shameless plug. DanceView Times covers all types of dance, mostly in New York, Washington and San Francisco. While we generally link only to the ballet reviews in Links, there's other stuff there too, so take a look. We don't have a publication day any longer; people put up reviews as they write them. But you could look in once or twice a week and see what's new.)


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