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2001 Stories by Merilyn Jackson

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  • Heroine Chic

    published September 27, 2001

    Fred Ho, a kick-ass composer and baritone saxophonist, is also a formidable political activist against racism. A New Yorker, he was in San... More >>

  • Here Today, Gone Tamale

    published August 16, 2001

    Sometimes finding great Mexican food turns out to be an adventure.One of the most amusing versions I've ever had was in Krakow, Poland, last... More >>

  • No Shirt, No Service

    published July 19, 2001

    On a brutally icy afternoon last February, my husband and I wandered the streets of Manhattan's Tribeca, looking for warmth and something light to... More >>

  • The Pound of Music

    published June 14, 2001

    Audiences for STOMP, the dance and percussion spectacle that swept the globe in the 1990s, range in age from toddler to... More >>

  • Whirl Première

    published June 7, 2001

    Typically, communities fail to take note of their artists until they go out and make it in the bigger world. Nonetheless, two who got started here... More >>

  • Dance Fervor

    published May 17, 2001

    It took youthful optimism and determination for Carrie Miller to start a company when she was fresh out of college. When the teenage Miller, a... More >>

  • Sun Dance

    published April 5, 2001

    When German expressionist choreographer Susanne Linke visited Senegal in 1998, her collaboration with the men of Compagnie Jant-Bi produced Le... More >>

  • Dance Fervor

    published March 22, 2001

    Over 40 years, an estimated 19 million people around the world have seen Alvin Ailey's first major work, Revelations, and this is your... More >>

  • Heavy Subjects, Light Feet

    published March 8, 2001

    Phoenix choreographer Frances Cohen was first to helm a resident modern dance company, Centre Dance Ensemble, at the Herberger Theater... More >>

  • Feet Accompli

    published March 1, 2001

    Two nude dancers pace ritualistically toward an offstage light, their bodies breathtakingly painted by tattoo artist George Long. It takes hours... More >>

  • Primal Dream

    published February 8, 2001

    The audience inhaled sharply as Eiko and Koma began When Nights Were Dark at the American Dance Festival at Duke University last... More >>

  • Just Pas de Duo It

    published January 25, 2001

    When I first saw Glen Velez perform at Philadelphia's 1987 New Music America Festival, I knew I was seeing and hearing a drummer who made his own... More >>

  • Bodies of Evidence

    published January 18, 2001

    You could call it powerhouse dancing. Or, depending on the piece Ronald K. Brown's Evidence is performing, you could call it power house... More >>

  • Desert Pie

    published January 4, 2001

    With its Peace of the Pie program Saturday at Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Desert Dance Theatre celebrates world diversity... More >>

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