One dance writer hailed Mark Morris as "our Mozart of Modern dance," and the comparison is not unfounded. Like Mozart, Morris has proven to be both an incredibly prolific artist and an outspoken rabble-rouser. But it is his musicality that truly cinches the comparison. Mark Morris began making dances
Sir John Vanbrugh approached everything he did with audacity. The fact that he shifted in midlife from literature to architecture is proof enough of this boldness. But the plays were in themselves daring and controversial, while the architecture challenged the norms of the day. Clearly, it was not
The unlucky landlord of "Rent" died the night his smash Broadway musical was born in 1996. Following the musical's final dress rehearsal, Broadway's Great White Hope for the American musical unexpectedly perished in his apartment of an aortic aneurysm at the age of 35.
Theater's wunderkind reworked
"In the beginning there is nothing. It starts very small and becomes bigger." Pina Bausch creates epics, but they always retain that quality of having come from absence, of having been built piece by piece. Bausch's dances start with a single concept -- a kernel of movement, a memory -- which she bui