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Stories written by Joanna McNamara

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Fire on stage: Two worlds collide in dance

By Joanna McNamara

Published: 3/26/2008

Types: Arts, Performing arts, Dance

Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and Germaine Acogny have a couple of things in common: their African heritage and their successes as renowned choreographers for reputable dance companies. Add one more credit to that which they share: Recently they've been shaking up the dance scene with "Les Écaille...[MORE]

Black squiggles and blobs in space: Designer gives dancers tire-tube waists and lumpy backs

By Joanna McNamara

Published: 2/27/2008

Types: Arts, Fashion

Dissonant sounds, oscillating from somewhere within the heart of the huge room at MOCAD, provide a jarring, abstract soundtrack for the motion and asymmetry of Kawakubo's garments. The music is Takehisa Kosugi's score for the 1997 dance "Scenario," by reknowned modern and contemporary choreog...[MORE]