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Ralph Lemon Takes The Fall

Created a decade ago, the title of Ralph Lemon’s How Can You Stay in the House All Day And Not Go Anywhere?, could not feel timelier as one watches from the confines of quarantine. The collage of disparate elements—the history of the American South, the films of Yasujiro Ozu, the death of both Lemon's partner and a close collaborator—come together in a meditation on the gravity and transience of human life.

Thinking with the Body: Dance and Performance at the 13th Gwangju Biennale

This year’s Gwangju Biennale, set to take place in Gwangju, South Korea in April, includes the work of two celebrated choreographers, Trajal Harrell and Cecilia Bengolea. Through interviews with these dance artists and the biennale’s curators, Emily May explores the history of Gwangju; the organizing theme of “Intelligence and the Expanded Mind”; and the prominence of performance in the program.

In Conversation

Darkness Manifest, Onstage and Off

The Joyce Theater remounted Molissa Fenley’s landmark solo, State of Darkness to Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. Fenley and Joyce Executive Director, Linda Shelton, spoke with Susan Yung about the origins of the piece and staging the demanding choreography in the pandemic.

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The Brooklyn Rail

MARCH 2021

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