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The performance of INTAGLIO -with music by Philip Glass - broke an almost 40-year silence of creator/choreographer/dancer Koert Stuyf and his muse, the inimitable stage legend Ellen Edinoff.
Lovely introduction by Philip Glass (excuse the fuzzy images) himself at the world premiere of INTAGLIO at the Rabozaal in Amsterdam on 29 April 2012.
On stage at the minutes-long curtain call in a packed-to-the-max Rabozaal, Ellen Edinoff, Koert Stuyf, Mickey de Haan, Peter Spoor (all in…Continue
Scottish choreographer William Collins, an alumnus of the Amsterdam School for New Dance Development, kicks off the Generations program with Exclamations. Collins’ choreography is larded with indeed, exclamations, shards of song and talk about a dead cat. These burlesque moments and assistant-choreographer Airen Koopman’s plain and playful costumes, relieve and counteract the anguish created by Collins’ proclivity for distortion and disjointed movements. Collins’ insistence…Continue
Mayor Bloomberg spoke yesterday at La MaMa's Fiftieth Anniversary Gala at the Ellen Stewart Theater on East 4th Street, the block that is now renamed "Ellen Stewart Way."Bloomberg talked about his first encounter in 2006 with Ellen's driving visionary force, which made him hand over the building that was formerly called "the Annex" for one dollar (1$)!He also announced that - at the instruction of Kate D. Levin, commissioner of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) - the…Continue
There is a chair in the museum collection of the Comédie-Française in Paris, which is displayed in a corridor right off the theater’s main lobby, encased in a glass cabinet like Sleeping Beauty. It is a simple armchair on casters, upholstered in tattered leather. The chair is old, at least some 350 years. Legend has it, that the playwright-actor Molière practically died in it, on stage, when he had a coughing fit during the fourth performance of Le Malade Imaginaire, playing Argan the…Continue