Touring in 2003

Contemporary hunter/gatherers – our journeys unfold

The Company is planning performances in Denmark and a Northwest Tour in Spring. In the Summer, B/FD has been invited to perform for the 71st Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in the Ted Shawn Theater, followed in July by four performances at Santa Fe Stages Festival in New Mexico.

Keepers of the Spirit, our annual new works program, will include a dance by Buglisi, to be the foundation for a cultural exchange project with China, in association with the Committee of 100. The upcoming New York Season will include Doudou Huang, internationally acclaimed dancer and Artistic Director of the Shanghai Song and Dance Ensemble, in a performance of Jacqulyn’s new work recently created for him during a three-week creative period in Shanghai, China.
The dance is created to the music of Academy-Award winning composer Tan Dun, with set design by recent MacArthur Fellow recipient Xu Bing. This incredible trans-cultural collaboration, facilitated by the Committee of 100 (an organization that encourages and promotes cultural exchanges between China and the U.S.), reinforces the Company’s artistic mission of building cultural bridges between peoples of the world by recognizing, through dance, our common legacies.

Teaching/Artist News

  • Donlin Foreman coordinated the Kauffman Entrepreneurial Internship Program through Barnard College for Summer 2002, which gives students the opportunity to work for a not-for-profit dance company during the summer. Foreman placed interns at Ballet Hispanico, Doug Varone Co., Lar Lubovitch Dance Co., as well as B/FD.
  • Treasured collaborator, actress Claire Bloom was extraordinary in her performances with us at the Pillow – We thank her for so graciously contributing her artistry to a special collage of solos and duets from the repertory. Deborah Jowitt of the Village Voice wrote, “A particular treat: The actress Claire Bloom reads live the poetry that accompanies Songs of Experience… I kept being drawn to Bloom's wondrous voice and eloquent reading.”
  • We applaud Board member Kathleen Turner for her stunning performances on Broadway starring in “The Graduate.” We hope you will all have the chance to see her.
  • The Spring Summer Issue of French/English magazine “Rebel” featured an interview with Board Member Sondra Lee, who has obtained the option to “Shanghai Moon” starring (B/FD benefit host) Charles Busch, author of Broadway’s The Allergist’s Wife, slated to begin production in September.
  • Dear friend of the Company, photographer Jack Mitchell, was honored with a 2002 Dance Magazine Award.
  • Company set designer Debora Mache launches "The Transparent Society"; an organization dedicated to the creation of healing environments on various levels and dimensions. Its first project is a film; " the Transparent Equilibrium" due to be screened in various locations including the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston Center for the Arts and Harvard University.
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