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Making Waves

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Dancing in the Desert
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Features May 2004: Volume 1, Number 2

Dancing in the Desert

Allyson Green

Shall we dance? Or we could just sit back and enjoy Allyson Green Dance Company’s latest program “Full Circle.” In their most recent foray into the treacherous currents of the New York dance world, theater and dance professor Allyson Green and her troupe garnered accolades from critics. The New York Times wrote: “Ms. Green reveals her gift for creating dances on a bigger scale. She begins with two women in draped black dresses by Paloma Young [M.F.A. ’06], and gradually builds to 13 dancers, moving with lovely surges of whirling, low jumps and inward-curving, curling arms.” The Village Voice described Green as an arresting performer who projects “serenity, gentleness and thoughtfulness,” and called dancer Monica Bill Barnes, ’95, “a marvel of rapid, fluently tumbling changes—entering Green’s dreamy space like a small whirlwind.” Their performances, set against a desert landscape conjured from a video of Peter Terezakis’s light installation, were presented by Danspace Project in the Village in June. And in August, Green took her troupe’s vibrant desert dances to the cooler climes of St. Petersberg, Russia, and Riga, Latvia, on an ArtsLink Project Fellowship.

Contributors to Making Waves: Mario Aguilera, '89, Marnette Federis, '06, Beverly Gallagher, '98, Raymond Hardie and Inga Kiderra.



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