Claudia La Rocco

Conflict Resolution

October 2013

LAST YEAR, when MoMA launched its Some sweet day dance series curated by the choreographer Ralph Lemon, there was a lot of talk about the impossibility of the atrium space as a site for any art, let alone a body-based one, and about the … READ ON

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Dig Your Own Hole

September 2013

“WHO DIED?” the kid stood on the sidewalk on Metropolitan Avenue, just off Berry Street in Williamsburg, staring in through the raised garage door.  Outside was a funeral announcement. Inside were such things as: a table of booze; a … READ ON

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Fall to Pieces

September 2013

LET’S START WITH THE DISCLAIMER: This isn’t an exhaustive or even an exhaustively researched fall performance rundown. It is, rather, a somewhat random cross-selection of artists, events, and theaters that, whether for excitement, track… READ ON

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Fail Safe

August 2013

“IT’S LIKE YOU’RE DEEP-SEA DIVING. It feels like a transformation that is urgent and necessary—even if it is exhausting.”  Moira Brennan said this to me the Thursday before last at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, as… READ ON

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Home Is Where the Heart Is

June 2013

SOMETIMES A WHOLE THEATER leans forward and up, like a great set of hands is gathering the audience, and lifting. I don’t know anything else like it. The triumphant roar of the crowd at a baseball game comes close, but that surge is physical,… READ ON

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Love or Money

May 2013

SPRING IS HIGH GALA SEASON IN NEW YORK. So many parties, so many drinks, so many conversations, so many of them about money. Getting it, giving it, never having enough of it.  This quote just about sums it up: “I want you to look at this… READ ON

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Once Upon a Time

May 2013

“THE PROBLEM WITH SCIENCE is all facts are manipulated.”  The woman was talking to her friend in Kaffismiðja Íslands, a small, homespun café in Reykjavik. Good lattes and buttery croissants. The woman was Scottish, I think. Let’s … READ ON

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Research and Development

March 2013

Critic and poet Claudia La Rocco recently chatted with the celebrated American Ballet Theatre and Bolshoi Ballet dancer David Hallberg in Chelsea. They talked about his dual lives in New York and Moscow, what it means to be an intellectually… READ ON

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East of Eden

February 2013

Critic and writer Claudia La Rocco recently caught up with the pioneering performance art journalist Cynthia Carr in SoHo. They talked about her latest book, Fire in the Belly: The Life and Times of David Wojnarowicz (Bloomsbury, 2012), and… READ ON

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Everyday People

February 2013

“BRILLIANT,” the man behind me at the Kitchen exhaled, to himself and his date and anybody else within earshot on this particular Sunday afternoon, during the final performance of Claude Wampler’s N’a pas un gramme de charisme. (Not… READ ON

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