The News Review:
- American Ballet Theater – Dance – Review – New York Times
- Review: Britney Spears’ new CD ‘Blackout’.
- A strictly ludicrous situation as public choose Kate Garraway over…
- Bush Berates Congress; Mukasey Approval Not Assured; Huckabee…
- Weekend events in Queens
- The Real Mexico
- Call to prayer and call of nature
American Ballet Theater – Dance – Review – New York Times
New York Times – Oct 30, 2007
In “The Leaves Are Fading” Tudor better known for the psychological-expressionist wing of his talent seems to have been deliberately trying his hand at the genre that. Among the many challenges Tudor was setting himself here one was certainly this task of creating several successive pas de deux. At a lesser performance like last Friday’s Tudor doesn’t emerge as one of the supreme masters of this genre. You feel instead that he was dealing however impeccably and intelligently in a genre that was already turning into choreographic clich?nd expressive stalemate. In a good performance however as with the current first cast on Wednesday “The Leaves Are Fading” becomes a special elegy an autumnal remembrance of multiple facets of young love when it is dewy but not intoxicated.
Review: Britney Spears’ new CD ‘Blackout’.
Free with registration – Newsday – AccessMyLibrary.com – Oct 30, 2007
She was more about well packaging — the look the videos the personal life everything that surrounded the music. So now in the midst of all of her personal turmoil — the custody battle the substance abuse allegations the wobbly public performances — did anyone really expect “Blackout” to be some sort of artistic leap forward? f course not. Like much of the pre-fab dance beats and the robotic studio-enhanced vocals that fill it “Blackout” is simply the next predictably pre-ordained step in “The Britney Spears Story” which also doubles as her life. It’s the point in the narrative where the commercial failure of her album finally makes her realize that she needs help.
A strictly ludicrous situation as public choose Kate Garraway over…
Daily Mail – Oct 30, 2007
But Kate bless her has danced like Jake the Peg’sunco-ordinated sister. She is said to have recovered from a leginjury that kept her out of the first round. Frankly who could tell? In this week’s dance her partner poorlong-suffering Anton du Beke had to drag her around the floor likea shop-window dummy. As for Kenny well his bum-wiggling samba might just passmuster down the rugby club after 15 pints on a Saturday night. Butby comparison the gorgeous Mrs Logan was Fred and Ginger rolledinto one. I shudder to think of the atmosphere in the Logan household thismorning as Kenny gets a boiled egg and soldiers thrown back in hisface. Scroll down for more… n the contrary rigging of votes may bethe only thing that can save Strictly Come Dancing from the voters’appallingly wrongheaded bad taste. Let’s try and take the experts’ advice shall we? Perhaps Kennycould do the chivalrous thing and fall on his sword – notdifficult given some of his recent moves – and let his wife havethe place in the next round which she so richly deserves. As for Kate Garraway I can’t improve on the old theatricaladvice: “Break a leg!” Please for all our sakes love break aleg.
Bush Berates Congress; Mukasey Approval Not Assured; Huckabee…
CNN International – Oct 30, 2007
But this time at least one of them is literally dancing. CNN’s Jeanne Moos takes a most unusual look. JEANNE MS CNN CRREPSNDENT: We’re not talking break dancing. We’re talking Barack dancing. ELLEN DEGENERES TALK SHW HST: Come on. UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Wonderful makes me want to dance. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: He’s a little stiff.
Weekend events in Queens
New York Daily News – Oct 30, 2007
3DANCE SCIALAPEC square dance: Join square dance caller Jim Emory for an evening of fun and friendship set to music. Wear your comfortable shoes and try this fun way to exercise together. Adults $12 APEC members $10; children 7 to 12 $8.
The Real Mexico
Lew Rockwell – Oct 30, 2007
You can do that anywhere. You come to dance which everyone proceeded to do. Mexicans approach dancing a bit differently from Americans. A couple of large circles coalesced on the floor everyone moving to the music. ne after another a dancer would go to the center of the circle to strut his (or most assuredly her) stuff and retire to the circumference to applause. When Vi and I reached the circle a mob of teenage girls pushed us into the center. Resistance was futile… They’re Mexican and they like that just fine thank you. Though they seldom say it being considerate gringos seem cold and reserved to them. Vi and I took a break for tequila and Squirt (which not the margarita is the Mexican national drink). I watched Nata’s classmates their big sisters their moms and thought how endlessly pretty Mexican women are how naturally they dance. A friend of mine insists that Protestants can’t dance because they don’t have hips. He swears it’s in Gray’s Anatomy. My theory is that Latinas are built around psychic roller bearings and a lack of self-consciousness.
Call to prayer and call of nature
Atlanta Journal Constitution – Oct 30, 2007
It was especially moving when we heard the call to prayer from several mosques simultaneously from the town below us. As the sun rose higher in the sky and it began to get warmer we also started to get hot thirsty and tired. At one point we stood around on the path taking a break from the long walk. When one of the pilgrims a non-Muslim women asked some of the Muslims on the trip how they felt about the Jordanian women who covered themselves from head to toe we struck up a conversation about the roles and rights of women in our respective religions. Various folks asked questions and shared ideas about misogyny (perceived and real) in our different faiths. We agreed to keep the discussion of gender roles going during the trip. It was after 3 when we got lunch… It was after 3 when we got lunch. Now we were getting hungry and ready for a rest. Like my dance partner said “You really get to know a person when you see them upset or angry and see how they handle it”. (He said this after I insistently voiced my concern about finding a bathroom. ) ne of the great things about these kind of trips is that we go beyond lofty idealisms and get to the nitty-gritty of being human beings together; human beings with hope and belief that there is some way to see beyond our differences and live together with respect a sense of humor and even joy. Pictured in photo L-R: bloggers Audrey Galex Jill Ulrici Tayyibah Taylor.