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What is Dance?

Curated by Maura Keefe

An Introduction By

Maura Keefe

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Ballet: Is It or Isn’t It?

Tackling the question of what defines ballet in the 21st century, this essay includes excerpts of works by August Bournonville, George Balanchine, William Forsythe, and Nacho Duato.

Dance and the Visual Arts

Focusing on works by Trisha Brown, Lin Hwai-Min, Jonah Bokaer, and others, the onstage worlds of eight different dances are examined from a visual perspective.

Can You Call That Dance? Circus at Jacob’s Pillow

Following in the clown-shoe footprints of Pillow predecessors like Lotte Goslar and Bill Irwin, contemporary companies including Circa and Inbal Pinto have pushed the boundaries between dance and circus, as has the one-man show entitled LEO.