The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts’ current exhibition is a dance epic. Full of tragedy and triumph spanning centuries and the globe, “Border Crossings: Exile and American Modern Dance 1900 – 1955” recenters the story of modern dance around historically marginalized artists often left out of the modern dance canon.
“This show is about re-reading modernism through trauma and alienation, and to understand modernism not as this unified canonical narrative, but in fact a constant series of breakages, resistances, ruptures, and traumas,” Dr. Bruce Robertson said. Robertson is co-curator of “Border Crossings” with colleague Dr. Ninotchka Bennahum.
One way to get to know the history of a company is through the “liner notes” of its “Swan Lake” production, and for those of us continuing to build an admiring familiarity with Pacific Northwest Ballet via its digital season offerings, Kent Stowell and Francia Russell’s “Swan Lake” provides an interesting glimpse into PNB prior to Peter Boal’s leadership.FREE ARTICLE