[60] CELEBRATING DANCE (Dancefusion & 360° Dance Company): Fringe review :: Then/Now

Excerpted from thINKingDANCE.net.

CELEBRATING DANCE (Dancefusion & 360° Dance Company)

Photo: Jashiro Dean

I was riveted. Eve Gentry’s Tenant of the Street (1938) held me breathless as Carrie Ellmore-Tallitsch, of 360° Dance Company, pushed her deeply curved body through the space of Mandell Theater’s stage—her arms taut, crossed, punctuated by fists; her legs angled, weighted, digging into the floor. The machine and transportation noises that accompanied this dance, the stretched-jersey apron and head-wrap that clothed the soloist, the simple pool of light that followed her agonized progress coalesced instantly as Ms. Ellmore-Tallitsch held the floor.

Similarly delightful was Dance Fusion’s presentation of Pauline Koner’s Concertino (1955), which brought Koner’s close collaboration with José Limón much to mind… Read the full review at thINKingDANCE.net.

[Mandell Theater] September 6-7, 2013, fringearts.ticketleap.com/celebrating-dance.

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Lynn Matluck Brooks for thINKingDANCE

ynn Matluck Brooks is the Arthur and Katherine Shadek Humanities Professor at Franklin & Marshall College, where she founded the Dance Program in 1984. She holds bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Temple University. Brooks is also a Certified Movement Analyst through the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, N.Y. Her doctoral research was supported by a Fulbright/Hayes Grant for study in Spain, and she has also held several grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Dr. Brooks has participated as both NEH fellow and faculty member in the Aston Magna Academies, and was an invited participant at the International Council for Traditional Music's symposium on Musical Iconography in Burgos, Spain. In 2002-03, Dr. Brooks held an NEH Full-Time Research Fellowship, and she has served as an applicant reviewer for PCA and NEH. In 2007, she was the recipient of the Bradley R. Dewey Award for Outstanding Scholarship at F&M. For three years, Brooks wrote performance reviews for Dance Magazine. She served as editor of Dance Research Journal from 1994 through 1999, and now serves as co-editor of Dance Chronicle: Studies in Dance and the Related Arts. She has served on the boards of the World Dance Alliance, the Society for Dance History Scholars, and the Congress on Research in Dance as well as Lancaster-area arts organizations. She has published four books and many scholarly articles, primarily on dance history subjects. An active choreographer, researcher, and teacher, Brooks specializes in modern dance, baroque dance and notation, movement analysis, and dance history. She has most recently performed and choreographed with the Grant St. Dance Company in Lancaster. thINKingDANCE focuses on the Philadelphia area’s professional dance groups, that is, those with a toehold of a few years’ experience, plus some of the aspiring ones. With a hefty population of individual artists and groups, our priority is to give them coverage, along with touring companies performing here, and an occasional glance at TV dance contests or other popular and participatory forms. Visit thINKingDANCE.net/