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Author: Angela Bonavoglia

Liz Lerman Shares Her “Me Too” Moment, Keynotes Women, Dance Leadership Conference

OVER 200 CHOREOGRAPHERS and dancers from 38 countries descended on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in late January for the second-ever Women in Dance Leadership Conference, the brainchild of choreographer, dance educator, and film producer Sandra Shih Parks. Hosted by NYU Tisch School of the Arts…
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Polina, A Little Light in Dark Times

POLINA — A FILM co-directed by Valérie Müller and her husband, French choreographer Angelin Preljocaj — is just what I needed at this time of cultural and political peril. I’m always tense.  I worry.  But in worse times than these — well, maybe not worse — I’ve…
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A Feminist Contrarian’s Take on the Oscar Nominations

IT’S LATE, I know, with the Oscars moments away, but I have some last minute thoughts I need to share about some of this year’s Oscar nominations. Full disclosure, there are plot spoilers ahead. First off, I thought Best Actor Nominee Casey Affleck’s character, Lee Chandler, in Best Picture…
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Must-See New Film on Women, Faith, and Rape in War

THE INNOCENTS is an extraordinary new film from acclaimed French director Anne Fontaine. In Polish and French, it tells the true story of a young French Red Cross doctor, Mathilde (Lou de Laâge) in Warsaw after World War II. She is caring for French survivors of the Nazi camps when she agrees,…
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An aspiring memoirist shares her top five challenges

After decades of trying and failing to abandon this whole damn memoir, I’m back at it again.
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