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Flash Reviews are instant impressions of performances, posted the day after the show. The Dance Insider is the only online or print source for overnight reviews. Why wait? Read about last night's performance today. To find out more about our Flashers, click here. (Note: Flashes of Saturday performances are posted Monday morning because, hey, even Flash Reviewers and webmistresses need to sleep in on Sunday.)

December 2003

Flash Review 1, 12-30: Nouvelle Noix
Tulsa Revises a Christmas Classic, a la mode Parisian

By Alicia Chesser

Flash Review 2, 12-30: Downtown Decoys
Trisha Brown, and Liebeslieder Walzing, at the Paris Opera Ballet
By Paul Ben-Itzak

Flash Review 1, 12-19: Unaccustomed Fit
Plenty in Nothing from Laurent Pichaud & Co.

By Melanie Rios

Flash Review Journal, 12-19: Dancers on Film
The Menagerie Reflects; Rizzo Reduces; Toumanova at the Front

By Paul Ben-Itzak

Flash Review 3, 12-19: The Bone Orchard
Evans's "When Day Became Night" Can Still Grow

By Aimee Ts’ao

FLASH NEWS, 12-17: SCHOOL'S OUT FOREVER
RUSSELL TO LEAVE P.S. 122 AFTER TWO DECADES

By Paul Ben-Itzak

Flash Review Journal, 12-17: Classics
Von Krahl Re-envisions "Swan Lake"; Ailey Re-mounts McKayle's 'Rainbow'

By Susan Yung

Flash Report, 12-17: 'I am making steps, dear'
Balanchine, Influences

By Corinne Imberski

Flash Review 1, 12-12: OZmosis
Watch the Ceiling and Watch out for that Dog; Circus Oz Takes Manhattan

By Maura Nguyen Donohue

Flash Review 2, 12-12: Crashing & Soaring
In All-weather Conditions with Dayton's Flight Project

By Christine Chen

Flash Review 3, 12-12: Near-Pilobolus Experience
Everything but the Kitchen Sinks New Preljocaj

By Paul Ben-Itzak

Flash Review 1, 12-9: Beat Out that Rhythm
Les Ballets Jazz in One Note

By Gus Solomons jr

Flash Broadway Journal, 12-9: Encores
"Never Gonna Dance" Does, and How; Audrey II All Over Again

By Susan Yung

Flash Review 3, 12-9: Something Lacking
Dancers' Choreography Falls Short for Sydney Dance Company

By Suzanne Davidson

Flash Review, 12-5: Looking for the Narrative
Story Hour with Balanchine, Robbins, and the Paris Opera Ballet

By Paul Ben-Itzak

Telling Stories Not Told Elsewhere
What We Cover, Why We Cover it, and How You Can Help Us Cover More

By Paul Ben-Itzak

Flash Review Dispatch, 12-3: 'Last Touch' for Last Program
As Netherlands Director Bows Out, Another Kylian Masterpiece Bows in

By Stephan Laurent

Flash Review 2, 12-3: Trying to Watch the Dance Go By (with apologies to Marcia Siegel)
Merce, Submerged and Submerging

By Paul Ben-Itzak

Flash Review 1, 12-1: Upstairs, Downstairs
Rambert, Dressed Up by Armitage, Hyped Up by McGregor, and Whirled About by de Frutos

By Josephine Leask

Flash Review 2, 12-1: Out of Body Experience
Waiting for the Dance with Emmanuelle Huynh

By Paul Ben-Itzak

November 2003

Flash Review 1, 11-25: 'Serenade' in Farrell Major
Ball, Pickard Shine as the Muse Celebrates the Master

By Aimee Ts’ao

Flash Review 2, 11-25: Killing the Concubines
National Ballet of China's 'Red Lantern' Raises the Ante

By Paul Ben-Itzak

Flash Review 3, 11-25: Possibilities
Klep Fails to Steal the Show

By Darrah Carr

Flash Review Journal, 11-24: Space, the Final Frontier
Site-Limitless Work from Mantero and Fiadeiro

By Paul Ben-Itzak

Flash Review , 11-21: Errand Out of the Maze
GRAHAM COMPANY TAKES LONDON IN RETURN TO EUROPE

By Josephine Leask

Flash Report, 11-21: 'Lost' and Found
Tallchief, Franklin, and a Few Friends Recoup Balanchine Jewels

By Susan Yung

Flash Review Journal, 11-19: Voyagers
Journeys with John Neumeier

By Stephan Laurent

Flash Review 2, 11-19: Etch A Sketch in Streamlined Indigo
Forsythe's "Ricercar" = One Confused Room

By Rosa Mei

Flash Review 1, 11-18: Springboks and Gazelles
GarthFaganDanceCollage

By Gus Solomons jr

Flash Review Journal, 11-18: Latina Active
Bolerinas from Cuba; Barrio from the Earth

By Anna Arias Rubio

Flash Report, 11-18: Earthdancer
Oz Celebrates Russell Page

By Suzanne Davidson

Flash Review Dispatch, 11-14: Berlin Diary
Waltz from the 'Insideout'; Video no Game for Paasonen

By Aimee Ts’ao

Flash Review 2, 11-14: Of Little Deaths and Big Assets
ABT Shows its Deep Pockets in Contemporary Repertory

By Susan Yung

Flash Review 1, 11-12: Studs, Slatterns and Pasolini Angels
The Vandalized Lovemaps of RoseAnne Spradlin

By Chris Dohse

Flash Review 2, 11-12: Mirror, Mirror, on the Ceiling
Co-Existence, Chance and the Remarkable Merce

By Josephine Leask

Flash Review 3, 11-12: River Dance
Tanaka Tames the Waters

By Bonnie Sue Stein

Flash Review 1, 11-7: Caveman
Something Quite Weird, but Wonderful from Laurie Booth

By Josephine Leask

Flash Review 2, 11-7: Bring on the 'Boyz'
George Piper DANCES

By Susan Yung

Flash Review 3, 11-7: Swim
Beller, Kingsley, Reid Deliver Dance-Theater

By Corinne Imberski

Flash Review 1, 11-5: Sky-Watching
Charming Babilee Can't Save New Nadj

By Paul Ben-Itzak

Flash Review 2, 11-5: Petit Encore
Contact Improvisation Meets Ballet Fish Pose in Opera's "Clavigo"

By Christine Chen

Flash Review Journal, 11-5: 'Body'
Dance Storms Melbourne Arts Fest

By Chloe Smethurst

October 2003

Flash Review Journal, 10-31: The Outsider
Skimming the Surface with DV8; Floating with Dubois and Duranteau

By Paul Ben-Itzak

Flash Dialogue, 10-31: The Cunningham Conundrum
Lee Shapley: Don't Believe the Hype
Paul Ben-Itzak: Hype Merce!

Flash Review 1, 10-27: Much Ado
In Search of Meaning with Curt Haworth

By Gus Solomons jr

Flash Review 2, 10-27: Themes & Variations
De Mille, Ashton, Forsythe, Duato Highlight ABT Opening Week

By Susan Yung

Flash Review 3, 10-27: From Many, One
Douglas, Dube and Wilson Mine and Combine Cultures

By Douglas Frank

Flash Review 1, 10-24: Happy Accidents
In Cunningham's "Split Sides," the Details Make the Difference

By Robin Hoffman

Flash Review 2, 10-24: 'Rite' of Varone
Post-modern at the Met

By Susan Yung

Flash Review 3, 10-24: The Mediums are the Message
Guerin in the Mix

By Chloe Smethurst

Flash Review 1, 10-22: Muses
Farrell Preserves Balanchine

By Susan Yung

Flash Review 2, 10-22: 'Imitations of Drowning'
Harrington Ebbs and Flows

By Darrah Carr

Flash Review, 10-17: Dry Dance
Ballet Nacional de Cuba Tours its Force

By Susan Yung

Flash Review Journal, 10-17: Waiting for the Dance
FIND 2003: Dance at the Edge of Nothing

By Kelly Hargraves

Flash Review 1, 10-14: Ocean of Drums
Water Music, and Dance, from U-Theatre

By Gus Solomons jr

Flash Review 2, 10-14: Architexture
Following the Curve of the Locus with Gonzalez & Ott

By Tom Patrick

Flash Review 1, 10-10: Aufwiedersehen
At BAM, a Forsythe Testament

By Gus Solomons jr

Flash Review Journal, 10-10: Distortions & Expansions
Paris Opera Ballet Misses Balanchine; Larbi & Vandekeybus Extend Him

By Paul Ben-Itzak

Flash Letter, 10-10: Fallen Branches
Nik's Children

From Eric Dunlap

Flash Review 1, 10-7: Here Comes the Mirror Man
At the Altar with Michael Clark

By Josephine Leask

Flash Review 2, 10-7: On a Clear Night
Parsons Christens Skirball (with a Little Help from Some Friends)

By Susan Yung

Flash Review 3, 10-7: Urban Jungles
Ruminations on 'Wild Life' from Wendy Rogers

By Christine Chen

Flash Review 1, 10-3: Ripples
Balanchine: Revivals and Responses

Flash Review 2, 10-3: Skin Game
Tan Dun, Dou-Dou Huang Drum Chen Zhen's Mind

September 2003

Flash Review 1, 9-30: Blazing Woks
From Korea, a Sizzling "Cookin'"

By Gus Solomons jr

Flash Review 2, 9-30: One Big Umbrella
Dance Umbrella Turns Silver, with a Little Help from its Friends

By Josephine Leask

Flash Review Journal, 9-26: Synthesis
The Other Way from Khan, Quasar, and Salia ni Seydou

By Aimee Ts’ao

Flash Review 2, 9-26: From Rosas, Somewhat Elevated
Zoo Chatters

By Paul Ben-Itzak

Flash Review, 9-24: Perennials
'Cactus' Redux from Momix

By Richard Philp

Flash Review, 9-23: Bouncy Billy
In Forsythe's 'Castle,' Everyone's a Dancer

By Tara Zahra

Flash Review Journal, 9-19: Green
New O'Connor & Morris by the Bay

By Aimee Ts’ao

Flash View and Response, 9-19: Blind Spot?
Deborah Jowitt and "The Phantom Project"

View by Paul Ben-Itzak
Letter in Response from Deborah Jowitt

Flash Review 2, 9-19: Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here
Headlong into Hell with "Britney's Inferno"

By Alissa Cardone

Flash Review, 9-16: The Legend Continues....
Dunham Feted by de Lavallade & Co.

By Gus Solomons jr

Flash Response, 9-16: Nik's Legacy
By Trista Redavid & Peter Kyle

Flash Review 1, 9-12: Still Re-born
Jones/Zane Looks Back and Finds You Can't Go Home Again

By Chris Dohse

Flash Review Journal, 9-12: Davids and Goliath
Plenty to See at Dancenow Base Camp; All Lec., no Dem. from Professor-Promoter Tharp

By Tom Patrick

Flash Review 1, 9-9: Traditions, Origins, Influences
Peking Opera, Ancestral Tributes, and Parsons's Bad Dreams make Evening Stars

By Tom Patrick

Flash Review 2, 9-9: I'll take a cosmo with that contraction
Dancenow/NYC Brings it to the (Joe's) Pub Crowd

By Darrah Carr

Flash Review, 9-5: Bedtime Stories
Ruckert Plays with the Audience

By Susan Yung

Flash Advice, 9-3: Flack Attack
The Best Publicists in New York... & Beyond

By Paul Ben-Itzak

August 2003

Flash Review, 8-28: Telling Tales
Frit & Frat on the Rat Race, "Gypsy Tales" for Kids, and More Stories from the Fringe

By Gus Solomons jr

Flash Review, 8-26: Women's Work
Rituals from Arreola; Watch out, Pina -- Here comes Garong

By Gus Solomons jr

Flash Review 1, 8-14: Ladies 'r' Us
Running Out with Eva Dean Dance

By Gus Solomons jr

Flash Review 2, 8-14: Mr. Musicality
Mark Morris Makes Old Music New

By Douglas Frank

Flash News, 8-11: Taps for a Dancer
GREGORY HINES, FEBRUARY 14, 1946 - AUGUST 9, 2003

By Paul Ben-Itzak, Tom Patrick, and Darrah Carr

Flash Review, 8-7: Refugees
Liberating Dance from Palestinian Troupe

By Anna Arias Rubio

Flash Review, 8-5: "Escapade"
Bollywood on the South Bank

By Josephine Leask

July 2003

Flash Review, 7-31: Tharpasized
Call to the Oxymoronic

By Vanessa Manko

Flash Review, 7-30: Rites of Choreography
Visions of the Known from Shen Wei

By Susan Yung

Flash Insider Film Review, 7-24: "The Company"
Looking at Ballet Through a Telescope

By Robin Hoffman

Flash Film Review, 7-24: Altman Introduces "The Company"
A Valentine to Dance

by Susan Yung

Flash Review 1, 7-24: In 'Court'
A Dance Installation for an Audience of Three

By Josephine Leask

Flash Review, 7-23: 'Bitches' Dance
De Keersmaeker Jams with Miles

By Tara Zahra

Flash Review, 7-17: "Giselle" 2003
Paris Opera Ballet: The Real Thing

By Nicole Pope

Flash Review 1, 7-15: Lighten up!
Dance Theatre of Harlem Strains at Classical, Shines for Robbins

By Gus Solomons jr

Flash Review 2, 7-15: Collaborations
Musicians Crowd Laban Centre Show

By Josephine Leask

Flash News, 7-10: Quel Dommage!
Avignon, Aix Festivals Canceled by Artist Strike

By Paul Ben-Itzak

Flash Review, 7-10: Long Ballet's Journey
'St. Louis' Splashy but Long, 'Four T's" Sub-par as Harlem Plays Lincoln Center

By Susan Yung

Flash News & Analysis, 7-8: Representing
Graham Signs with Shagan and Re-ups with Pesle

By Paul Ben-Itzak

Flash News, 7-8: Grievances
Artists' Strike Cancels Avignon Opening

By Paul Ben-Itzak

Flash Review, 7-3: Spells
Mixed 'Summer' from City Ballet

By Alicia Mosier

Flash Review 1, 7-1: Picasso and the Dance
Jude, Hoyos & Bordeaux Revive an Era at Chatelet

By Paul Ben-Itzak

Flash Review 2, 7-1: Oceans of Motion
Swanson Cubed

By Gus Solomons jr

Flash News, 7-1: Long Hot Summer
Artists' Union Forces Cancellation of Montpellier, Marseille festivals; Aix & Avignon Threatened

By Paul Ben-Itzak

June 2003

Flash Review 1, 6-26: Dancing Fairies
A Dream 'Dream' from City Ballet

By Gus Solomons jr

Flash Review 2, 6-26: Somber Fools
Angsty Antics from Pilobolus, Version '03

By Nancy Dalva

Flash Review 1, 6-25: Sans Coeur
The Hollow House of Alvin Ailey

By Paul Ben-Itzak

Flash Review 2, 6-25: Variety Show
Bartlett, Workum & Co. Dance Off with Joe

By Maura Nguyen Donohue

Flash Review 3, 6-25: Offering a Slow Medicine
Eiko & Koma on the Pleasures of Eating Dirt for Public Service

By Alissa Cardone

Flash Review 1, 6-24: Mountain Fresh
Elevated Rep. & Dancers from Aspen Santa Fe

By Gus Solomons jr

Flash Review 2, 6-24: 'Rite' Ballet, Wrong Feeling
Joffrey Ballet of Chicago Mummifies Diaghilev

By Aimee Ts'ao

Flash Review 3, 6-24: Dreamtime
Into the "Bush" with Bangarra

By Chloe Smethurst

Flash Review Journal, 6-19: Cripples
Stirring Spectacle from Aurelie Dupont and Raimond Hoghe

By Paul Ben-Itzak

Flash Review 2, 6-19: Weill Song
Something to Care About from Het

By Jill Cirasella

Flash Review 3, 6-19: Impressions
From the World of Degas to the 45th Parallel with Peter Sparling

By Corinne Imberski

Flash Review 1, 6-17: Rite of Passages
An Industrial 'Spring' and other Hybrids from Lionel Hoche

By Maura Nguyen Donohue

Flash Review 2, 6-17: Chiselers
Wheeldon Carves, Whelan Glows, and Balanchine Rounds 'em up for City Ballet

By Susan Yung

Flash Review 1, 6-12: Heart of the Cave
Petronio Sets Sydney Dance to the Poet of Goth

By Suzanne Davidson

Flash Review 2, 6-12: Where the 'Wild Swans' Grow
Tankard Tanks at Oz Ballet

By Chloe Smethurst

Flash Flashback, 6-11: Secret Origins of The Dance Insider
Five Years of Telling Stories not Told Elsewhere

By Veronica Dittman

Flash Review 1, 6-11: Emotions in Motion
O'Brien Opens up

By Chris Dohse

Flash Review 2, 6-11: Dancing Hard, Hard Dancing
City Ballet: Just Your Typical (World-class) Regional Company

By Gus Solomons jr

Flash Review 1, 6-10: Spaces
On the non-Frontal Frontier with Blum Dance Theatre

By Tom Patrick

Flash Review 2, 6-10: Burrowing
Jonathan Burrows Sits and Dances

By Paul Ben-Itzak

Flash Review 3, 6-10: Back to the Future
Moscow Stanislavsky puts Tchaikovsky's 'Swan' Back Together Again

By Aimee Ts’ao

Flash Review Journal, 6-5: The Unseeing Observer
La vraie danse francaise, from the Bastille to the Menagerie

By Paul Ben-Itzak

Flash Review 1, 6-3: Bye-bye Bocca
ABT Star Bows as Romeo

By Susan Yung

Flash Review 2, 6-3: Feet Aflame
Euro-inflected Hubbard Street Returns to NYC

By Tom Patrick

Flash Review 3, 6-3: Puppet People
A propos Marionettes, Dancers, Doubles, and Karine Saporta

By Paul Ben-Itzak

May 2003

Flash Review, 5-29: Without Dance, They'd Just be Thinkers
Reflections in a Post-modern Eye from John Jasperse

By Nancy Dalva

Flash Review Journal, 5-28: Shut up and Dance
Hobling Gives a Schooling: It's the Body, Stupid

By Paul Ben-Itzak

Flash Review 2, 5-28: The Mark of Smuin
New "Zorro" from an Old Master

By Aimee Ts’ao

Flash Review 3, 5-28: Is that all there is? too
Strong Starts, Week Endings from Mansur & McLaughlin

By Corinne Imberski

Flash Review 1, 5-22: Poetry in Motion
Harris in 'Mekka'

By Gus Solomons jr

Flash Review 2, 5-22: Is that all there is?
In Choreographic Purgatory with ABT in the 'HereAfter'

By Susan Yung

Flash Review 3, 5-22: Stone Mush
"Afrofuturistic" at the Kitchen

By Anne Zuerner

Flash Review 1, 5-19: wrightright
Smooth New Work from Haphazard

By Maura Nguyen Donohue

Flash Review 2, 5-19: Guide to Strange Dances
Playful 'Carnival' from Wheeldon (and Lithgow)

By Susan Yung

Flash Review 3, 5-19: Guide to 'New' Dances
At SF Ballet Season-Closer, Ratmansky Starts the 'Carnaval,' Adam Stiffens the Torso, and Welch Meanders

By Aimee Ts'ao

Flash Review 1, 5-15: To Drink of Humanity
All Hail McKayle

By Aimee Ts’ao

Flash Review 2, 5-15: Time-Lapse
Back to the Future with Fuller and Sperling

By Vanessa Manko

Flash Review 3, 5-15: Jailbait
Perfect Forsythe from NDT

By Jill Cirasella

Flash Perspective, 5-13: The Full Suitor
A Dancer's First Mother's Day

By Rebecca Stenn

Flash Review 1, 5-13: Claustrophobia
Monitoring the "Hall" with Yasmeen Godder

By Gus Solomons jr

Flash Review 2, 5-13: Star Power
Cojocaru Elevates ABT 'Bayadere'

By Susan Yung

Flash Review, 5-6: Royal Remembrance
From the Toxic to the Fun to the Sad, MacMillan Feted

By Josephine Leask

Flash Review Journal, 5-6: Falls and Recoveries
At Podewil, Khan Runs Mouth, Two Fish Trolls, Pisani Persists, and Kinkaleri Falls

By Julia Ritter

Flash Review 1, 5-5: Occupation
Greco PC, on One Level

By Nancy Dalva

Flash Review 2, 5-5: "Poon"
Lavish! Lascivious!

By Darrah Carr

Flash Review 3, 5-5: Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark
Shadow Boxing, and More, from Wieland & Paradigm

By Susan Yung

Flash News, 5-1: She will be missed
Muriel Topaz, Notation Giant, Dead at 70

By Paul Ben-Itzak

Flash Tribute, 5-1: In Memorium
Muriel Topaz, Teacher

By Rebecca Stenn

April 2003

Flash Review Journal, 4-30: Double Helix
Big Scope Dance from Dodge and Tap Fusion

By Tom Patrick

Flash Review 2, 4-30: Modern Dance Hell
Close Rencontres of the French Kind

By Paul Ben-Itzak

Flash Review 3, 4-30: China Women
From Living Dance Studio, a "Report on the Body," and more

By Vanessa Manko

Flash News, 4-28: APAP "Letter Agreement"
In at Least One Case, Ex-employee Claims, Arts Presenters Sought to Condition Severance on Confidentiality Agreement
By Paul Ben-Itzak

Flash Review 1, 4-28: Miami Slice
Villella & Co. Illuminate Mr. B -- and the Pitfalls of Jazz Ballets

By Susan Yung

Flash Review 2, 4-28: La Petite Danseuse
Advice to Tourists: There's Better Choreography at the Crazy Horse than in Latest Opera Creation

By Katharine Kanter

Flash Review, 4-24: Encounters
Tanz-Miniatures from Wolfl and Neuer Tanz

By Paul Ben-Itzak

Flash First-person, 4-24: BBOC (Big Ballet on Campus)
A University Creates a New Evening-Length Ballet

By Stephan Laurent

Flash Tribute and Announcement, 4-23: A notre mere bien aimee
Shoes, and More, for Taglioni

By Paul Ben-Itzak
Photography by Maina Gielgud, Rosa Mei, and PBI
Designed by Robin Hoffman
Research by Nicole Pope

Flash Review, 4-23: Grand Illusion
Funny 'Girls' from Les Ballets Grandiva

By Gus Solomons jr

Flash News, 4-22: BERTRAM ROSS, 1920 - 2003
Martha's Saint Michael Flies with the Angels

By Paul Ben-Itzak
and Darrah Carr

Flash Study, 4-22: Remembering Ross
When a 'Saint' Emanated Threads of Light

By Peter Sparling

Flash Review, 4-22: Freddy's Dead
Bejart Makes Sure the Show goes on

By Paul Ben-Itzak

Flash Review 1, 4-18: Unglaublich
Rat-faced Bastards in the Kitchen with Sarah Michelson

By Chris Dohse

Flash Study, 4-17: Dido and Didi
Getting the Low-down on Morris's Guillermo Resto

By Nancy Dalva

Flash Review 2, 4-17: Jewels in the Pantry
Perm in Cupertino: A Classic Cramped

By Aimee Ts’ao

Flash Review 1, 4-16: Figure Studies
Body Language from Daniel Leveille

By Chris Dohse

Flash Review 2, 4-16: The End
Last Days and More from Lucy Guerin

By Vanessa Manko

Flash Review 1, 4-10: Casting for Stars
From Australian Ballet, Uneven Dancing in a Cranko Masterpiece

By Suzanne Davidson

Flash Review 2, 4-10: Gems
Diana, Maffre, Solomakha Glisten in SF Ballet "Jewels"

By Aimee Ts’ao

Flash Review 3, 4-10: The Disenchanted
Bejart's Magic, Muzzled Flute

By Paul Ben-Itzak

Flash Review, 4-8: WYSIWYG
'Opus' Momix: Is that all there is?

By Aimee Ts’ao

Flash Review 1, 4-3: Legacies
In Cranko's House with Stuttgart

By Aimee Ts'ao

Flash Review 2, 4-3: Shadows of our Forgotten Ancestors
With TasDance, Weir & Adams Essay a Troubling Past

By Chloe Smethurst

Flash News, April 1: Resurrection
APAP TAPS PROTAS AS NEWEST VEEP

By C.P. Vrai

Flash Review 1, 4-1: Drifting
From Breuss/Suppan and Gehmacher, Art for Artists' Sake

By Tara Zahra

Flash Review 2, 4-1: Melanging
New Steps, Some Stumbling from Carr

By Vanessa Manko

March 2003

Flash Review, 3-27: Dance in the Age of Cholera
Larbi on War & Other Follies

By Rosa Mei

2002, a Faith Odyssey
...or How I Survived the Edinburgh Fringe and Learned to Love Redbull

By Faith Pilger

Flash Review Journal, 3-25: Sans Mirror
Taylor Dancers in Fine Form, Music in Wrong Form for NY Season

By Tom Patrick

Flash Review 1, 3-25: Fun House
Curran & Co. Just Wanna Have Fun

By Vanessa Manko

Flash Review 2, 3-25: New House
Curran Lends 'Graces' to Awkward "Albertine"

By Susan Yung

Flash Review 1, 3-20: Present
Esse Aficionado Taps the Current

By Douglas Frank

Flash Review 2, 3-20: The Perks
Stenn & Co. Pull off the Impossible

By Angela Jones

Flash Review 1, 3-18: Don Q, Wrong Hue
New SF Ballet "Don Quixote" Misses Mark

By Aimee Ts’ao

Flash Review 2, 3-18: Still Kickin'
Dancing Feld, Baryshnikov Re-orders the Alphabet

By Gus Solomons jr

Flash Review Journal, 3-14: It Must Have been the 'Roses'
March, Snow, and Taylor: Springtime in New York

By Nancy Dalva

Flash Review 2, 3-14: Haring for Babies
'Radiant' won't let Keith Grow Up

By Susan Yung

Women on the Verge, 1: Transformations
Cycling the Journey with Dawn Akemi Saito

By Peggy H. Cheng

Women on the Verge, 2: Facing Effacing
Shick, Screened and Unscreened

By Nancy Dalva

Women on the Verge, 3: Infanticides, Shrews, and Sluts
Ek Skewers the Fair Sex at the Paris Opera; Teshigawara Rides Their Wings

By Paul Ben-Itzak

Flash Review 1, 3-6: Balancing Balanchines
Plenty of the Same Vein from S.F. Ballet

By Aimee Ts’ao

Flash Review 2, 3-6: What's Black, White, and Vulgar all Over?
"Wild Zebra" Tramples Taste

By Chloe Smethurst

Flash Review 1, 3-4: Asking What's Next
From Rosen/Bernstein and Peloquin, Transitions

By Gus Solomons jr

Flash Review 2, 3-4: Thinking Tech
Into the 'Future' with Troika's Smart Video Dance

By Susan Yung

Flash Review 3, 3-4: She's Sort of got the Music in Her
Miller Meets Bach, Half-way

By Nancy Dalva

February 2003

In Memorium, 2-27: The Comet-Chaser
Portrait of an Artist: Amy Sue Rosen

By Rosa Mei

Flash Review Journal, 2-27: Spectacles
'Muscle'-Flexing from Dunn & Co.; Osta Surprise; Merce Mugged by French Robots

By Paul Ben-Itzak

Flash Review 2, 2-27: Baker's Choice
Vintage Gems and a New Dud on White Oak Alum

By Nancy Dalva

Flash News, 2-26: Strike!
As Looming Changes in Unemployment Rules Threaten France with "Cultural Decertification," Artists and Theaters Stop Work for a Day

By Paul Ben-Itzak

Flash Review 1, 2-26: Talking Small, Moving Large
Banal Drama, Sublime Dance from Gordon & Co.

By Nancy Dalva

Flash Review 2, 2-26: Lingering Images
Taking a Kin to Robert Moses

By Aimee Ts’ao

Flash Review 1, 2-20: Merce, Encountered
Feting the 50th on the Coast

By Aimee Ts’ao

Flash Review 2, 2-18: Send in the Clowns
Cohen Mines Mask, Clown, Film and Twister

By Vanessa Manko

Flash Review Journal, 2-20: Following the Threads through Sheaths of Sweat
Searching for Japanese & Other Things with a Soft American Conscience

By Maura Nguyen Donohue

Flash Review Journal, 2-18: War Dance
At 'The Green Table' with Pina Bausch

By Paul Ben-Itzak

Flash Review 1, 2-18: Arbor
In the Many-Splendored City Ballet Garden

By Alicia Mosier

Flash Review 2, 2-18: Regally Raw
Mixed Results from the Royal Ballet School

By Susan Yung

Flash Review Journal, 2-12: Last Call at the Butoh Foundry
Asbestos Kan Bids Adieu to the Hijikata Studio; Kasai Divine as "Lovely Jean Paul"

By Maura Nguyen Donohue

Flash Review 2, 2-12: All in the Family
Grounded in the Duet with Bridgman & Packer

By Gus Solomons jr

Flash Review 3, 2-12: Mandala
Exploring the New and Old with Tai-gu Tales

By Peggy H. Cheng

Flash Responses, 2-11: Terminated
Mullins, Fontaine, & White on Sandstrom; White on White; Dorfman on NJ Gov's Arts Attack

Flash Review 1, 2-11: Radiant Heat
Noche Flamenca Burns the Night at Joe's Pub

By Gus Solomons jr

Flash Review 2, 2-11: Ballads
At City Ballet, Sylve's Got the Look and Tewsley the Ballon

By Susan Yung

Flash Review 1, 2-6: Of These, History and Hope
Graham Season: And Now the Work

By Alicia Mosier

Flash Review 2, 2-6: Flamenco, Generations
Amaya, Canales, Manolete, Farruquito, Farruco, and Soler -- and Musicians -- Fete the World Music Institute

By Anna Arias Rubio

Flash Study, 2-4: Beneath the Scarf
Stretching Time, Swooning for Kyra Nichols

By Nancy Dalva

Flash Response, 2-4: On Philip Sandstrom
White: The Real Story; Feldman: DTW's Huge Mistake

January 2003

Flash Review, 1-30: "Einstein's Daughters"
Epifano's Theory

By Aimee Ts’ao

Flash Review 1, 1-29: Moscow! Moscow! Moscow!
Guillem a Dream in Royal Triple Bill

By Josephine Leask

Flash Review 2, 1-29: How Swell
Rodgers, Sylve Swellegent at the State Theater

By Gus Solomons jr

Flash Review 3, 1-29: Giddy-up!
Brawling, Broncos, even an Underwater Cowgirl Ballet -- "Trick Saddle" has it All

By Peggy Cheng

Flash Review Dispatch, 1-28: No Cutting
In the Killing Fields and Other Climes with Asian Women Directors

By Maura Nguyen Donohue

Flash Review 2, 1-28: Viva la Diva!
Oliver Delivers the Icons

By Gus Solomons jr

Flash Review Journal, 1-28: Vienna Dances
Colas Falls But Opera, Tanzquartier Rise

By Tara Zahra

Flash Review 1, 1-23: Deep Songs
The Martha Graham Dance Company is in the House

By Tom Patrick

Flash Review 2, 1-23: Tanz Can Dance
In "NoBody," Waltz puts the Body Back in Dance Theater

By Paul Ben-Itzak

Flash Review 3, 1-23: Broadway Orphan
Thou May Be Swell, But What art Thou doing in the New York State Theater?

By Susan Yung

Flash Review 1, 1-22: Eight is Enough
Early Martins Delights on a New Generation of NYCB Dancers

By Alicia Mosier

Flash Review 2, 1-22: 'Holocaust Stories'
Tales of Horror from Gabrielle Lansner

By Catey Ott

Flash Review 1, 1-21: Making Sad Eyes at 'David'
Nichols Speaks Softly and Delivers a Big Wallop

By Nancy Dalva

Flash Review 2, 1-21: Cornered
Green & Wright Meet in the 'Interim'

By Chris Dohse

Flash Review Journal, 1-21: Eating 'Jennie'; Cocooning
Darger Ripens for Wellman & Parsons; Uchizono Floats a 'Butterfly'

By Susan Yung

Flash News, 1-16: Oz in Texas
Houston Taps Welch to Lead Ballet

By Paul Ben-Itzak
with Tim Heathcote in Australia

Flash Review, 1-16: Hooked on a Feeling
Springtime for "Nijinsky" & "Sylvia," with Neumeier

By Paul Ben-Itzak

Flash Review 1, 1-14: Mind Games
Quick (Anita) Cheng Artist

By Gus Solomons jr

Flash Review 2, 1-14: Horseplay
In Garfield's Green Pastures

By Nancy Dalva

Flash Review 1, 1-9: Invisible Content, Visible
ChameckiLerner: Nowhere Women

By Gus Solomons jr

Flash Review 2, 1-9: Isolationists
Up Against the Fourth Wall in Wally's World

By Angela Jones

Flash Review 3, 1-9: All the World's a Tanztage
Festival Provides Stage for Choreographers Young and Old

By Julia Ritter

Flash Review Dispatch, 1-8: Healing and Homesickness
In India, Poorva Televises the Revolution for Asian Women Artists

By Maura Nguyen Donohue

Flash Review 2, 1-8: Movement Cocktail
Elkins Gets a Lock on Pop Culture

By Anne Zuerner

Flash Dispatch, 1-02: Catalonian Contemporary
Sitting with Tricicle, Making Origami with Mudances, & More

By Julia Ritter

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