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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Fuse Dance News: Yoko is a Bad Dancer by Debra Cash

This, my friends, is what 80 looks like.

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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Fuse Visual Arts Review: Picasso in Boxer Shorts — Red Grooms at Yale by Debra Cash

Red Grooms specializes in high art cartooning with a nod to ideas about time, personality and the formation of coteries that bear close investigation, or as curator Lisa Hodermarsky's notes,…

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Fuse Dance News: Up Up and Way Away by Debra Cash

Director Jon M. Chu enlisted songwriter/performer Todrick Hall and choreographers Jamal Sims and Christopher Scott to remix the in-flight safety lecture.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Fuse News Dance Preview: Paul Matteson and Friends Come for a Visit by Debra Cash

An evening of risk that explores the edges of physical and emotional risk in dances scored to everything from Kurt Weill to a kitchen table conversation.

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Friday, October 4, 2013
Sunday, September 29, 2013

Fuse Theater Preview: When Puppets Go Hungry by Debra Cash

To take a page from Tolstoy, hunger is hunger but each hungry person experiences it in his or her own way. That insight is at the heart of the remarkable, socially engaged toy theatre produc…

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Fuse Dance News: The Launch of Moving Target by Debra Cash

Moving Target has announced a series of Saturday afternoon workshops featuring a remarkable series of guest teachers at Cambridge's Green Street Studios.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Fuse Coming Attractions: Dance Highlights, Sept 12 through 15 by Debra Cash

Fuse Dance Critic Debra Cash on what's coming up in dance this week.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Fuse Poetry Review: Imagine — Yoko Ono Plants an “Acorn” by Debra Cash

Yoko Ono has always been the kind of artist more interested in getting into your head than convincing you to occupy hers.

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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Fuse Visual Arts Review: Heigh-Ho — Walt Disney’s “Snow White” at the Rockwell Museum by Debra Cash

In four jam-packed rooms, in paper, acetate, and select video sequences, Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs: The Creation of a Classic deconstructs the film's artistic and technical achievement.

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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Fuse Dance Review: Crackling Out The Blues by Debra Cash

This is Michelle Dorrance’s break out year, or perhaps more accurately the year people outside the intimate tap community got to know her by sight and reputation.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Fuse Dance News: Preview of a Magnetic Dance by Debra Cash

On Friday, three experimental artists offer a sneak peek at their work together to date, with the addition to excepts from more finished pieces.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Fuse News: The Fire Next Time — Quilting Memory by Debra Cash

Art helps keep the horrors in sight, so if you're in the Berkshires July 16 through 27, it will be well worth the trip to visit the Lenox Public Library and stand witness to Robin Berson's m…

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Friday, July 12, 2013

Fuse Dance Review: Brooking Challenges by Debra Cash

Instability is key to Brian Brooks' choreographic agenda. Some of the dancers crouch on their hands and feet and are transformed into slow-moving mounts for the dancers balancing on their ba…

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Friday, June 21, 2013

Fuse Theater Review: “Not What Happened” — Exploring History’s Vanishing Presence by Debra Cash

What Ain Gordon's play demonstrates is that even when records are indecipherable and incomplete, we still have the right, and perhaps the responsibility, to imagine what happened.

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Fuse Music Feature: Rolling With Ezekiel’s Wheels by Debra Cash

"We're in this really great place now where the music [klezmer] can sound fairly traditional in style but at the same time we can do more in-depth arrangements."

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Friday, June 14, 2013

Fuse Theater News: Toy Theatre — Tiny But Powerful by Debra Cash

Theatre buffs who delight in miniaturization will want to reserve seats for events at the Puppet Showplace in Brookline Village.

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Friday, May 31, 2013

Arts Fuse News: Remember Devon Carney of the Boston Ballet? by Debra Cash

This week, Devon Carney was named Artistic Director of Kansas City Ballet.

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Fuse News: Poetry on the Water by Debra Cash

While I believe that merely publishing these days is an act of entrepreneurial legerdemain, I direct you to a pair of Canadian poets who have gone one step beyond.

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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Fuse Visual Arts Review: Fine and Dandy at RISD by Debra Cash

The influence of two centuries of dandies on fashion -- and the artful, strategic, ready-for-the-paparazzi self-presentation at the heart of modern celebrity -- is on wide-ranging and colorf…

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Fuse Coming Attractions: Regional Summer Dance Performances by Debra Cash

Yes, there is dance in New England this summer, but those who love motion may need to embark on a little themselves to journey further afield to watch it. The trip, I can assure you, will be…

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Fuse Book Review: Vital, Phenomenal — Novelist Anthony Marra’s debut by Debra Cash

"A Constellation of Vital Phenomena" is spectacular.

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Friday, May 3, 2013

Not So Random Dances by Debra Cash

In George Balanchine's Serenade and Symphony in C and in Wayne McGregor's Chroma, architecture comes to the fore, but not exactly conveying the message that company director Mikko Nissinen s…

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Fuse Theater Review : “An Iliad” — War’s All Greek to Me by Debra Cash

Simultaneously storyteller and player, ancient character and modern respondent, Denis O'Hare's performance of "An Iliad" elicits the kind of respect automatically granted this genre of deman…

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Fuse Dance News: Sarah in Londonland by Debra Cash

Don't be late for a very important date when the Coolidge Corner Theatre hosts a Sunday morning, high-def broadcast of the Royal Ballet's production of Christopher Wheeldon's celebrated "Ali…

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Fuse Visual Arts Feature: The Design Museum Boston Invites You to Sit Yourself Down by Debra Cash

In a modest tweak of Dorothy Fields' lyrics to the famous Jerome Kern song, this weekend will be Boston's chance, via the Design Museum Boston, to sit yourself down, dust yourself off, and s…

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Fuse News: The Worst Job in America — Because It Doesn’t Pay by Debra Cash

It's official. The 2013 jobs report of an organization called CareerCast rated "newspaper reporter" as the worst job in America.

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Saturday, April 13, 2013

Fuse News: What NPR’s Obit of Balanchine Ballerina Maria Tallchief Missed by Debra Cash

Maria Tallchief forever changed the idea of what it meant to see America dancing.

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Fuse News: Review — Caitlin Corbett Dance Company by Debra Cash

In her recent program at the Boston University Dance Theatre, Corbett riffed on the eerie, 1967 Diane Arbus photograph of identical twin girls in Roselle, New Jersey.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Fuse News: Leaving Little to Chance by Debra Cash

This week the Cunningham Dance Foundation released The Legacy Plan, a series of steps to document and preserve Merce Cunningham's choreographies.

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Monday, April 8, 2013

Fuse Dance/Music Review: See Dave Lead — Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra by Debra Cash

You have to appreciate a guy who expressed his concern for both the drought on the Texas plains and the local arts community's drought in terms of cancelled jazz programming on WGBH and the …

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