Joan Freese

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  • 19 years ago | Pop Culture

    BIG DOINGS AT the U of M dance program this weekend, when its students present their annual spring concert. It features what I'd call some serious choreography, including signature works by some of the country's most accomplished choreographers: L...

  • 20 years ago | Longform

    Consider this puzzler: On the one hand, critics and aficionados continue to lament a perceived dearth of activity on the national dance scene. This, coupled with a downturn in federal funding and fickle audiences, has placed dance in a very real s...

  • 21 years ago | Pop Culture

    BEING A POLISH modern dance company is a bit of an anomaly. For years during the communist era, ballet was the form of choice in Eastern Europe. Only after the parting of the iron curtain in the late '80s was the modernism of, say, Martha Graham a...


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