Sasha Anawalt

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Orchestral Manuever

Composite by Kamil Vojnarfrom photos by Donna Ann McAdamsI am thinking of Leonard Bernstein’s back and the musculature of his wing span, visible even through the cloth of his jacket. He was a force of nature, a modern dancer making fantastic pictorial images that in every sense seemed to me......
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Time Space Energy

By the end of Rosanna Gamson's major work Grand Hope Flower, the mental lightbulbs are popping on and off with an intense alacrity and this crazy , rare feeling - "I understand the meaning of life!" - percolates to the surface. That may make one feel silly, but Gamson has......
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Remembering Balanchine

Peter Martins has the most treacherous job in ballet, one many think could always be done better - a view unlikely to change until the last person who remembers George Balanchine is dead. By that time, of course, Martins himself will be dead and others will get their turns as......
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Self-Partnering

Daniel Ezralow is sitting in the darkened Freud Playhouse at UCLA, watching a technical run-through of his one-man multimedia show, Mandala. "I dance with that guy," he says as I find my way to a seat. He's pointing to a film of a man trudging along a stretch of beach......
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Mikhail Solo

When Mikhail Baryshnikov dances alone, light and music consume him in a way they don't when he is with somebody else. Solo, he is the maker of his own tradition. The revelations of his dancing are arguably deeper and greater than when he is in a group, or paired. I......
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An Open Stance

Mikhail Baryshnikov, father of four. Baryshnikov, who has lived 10 years with the same woman, Lisa Rinehart. How is it that the paparazzi (even the dance-magazine paparazzi — benign, persuasive) have not leaped upon him through the bushes of his home overlooking the Hudson River and stolen snaps of him......