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Two recent end-of-2011 dance events at the Park Avenue Armory underscored the venue’s potential for artistic discourse on a grand scale—Elizabeth Streb’s Kiss the Air! and Merce Cunningham Dance Company’s final Events leading up to New Year’s Eve.

Yes, the ubiquitous year-end list is here. Some top highlights and transitions, many covered in this blog, and by no means comprehensive.

Selections of NYC's diverse holiday traditions; plus, a chance to see The Merce Cunningham Legacy Tour, before the group disbands this month.

We often hear that the golden age of modern dance is past, and that the genre hasn't cohered in any discernible way since the 1970s, but at this moment, we're able to enjoy the fruits of mature artists.

Painter George Condo at the New Museum, Merce Cunningham Dance Company's legacy tour, and Asia Week New York 2011.

This year, on paper, Evening Stars looked a little sad. The lineup had been reduced to one company, albeit Merce Cunningham Dance Company, and just three shows. In past years, the dance series, co-presented by the River to River Festival and the Joyce Theater, has featured a number of notable companies over the course of [...]

Two titans of dance gone within a month. First Pina Bausch, and now Merce Cunningham at the age of 90. The effect of their deaths paralleled the nature of their work. Pina’s was surprising, traumatic, emotionally wrenching. Merce’s was, if not exactly expected, and just as sad, then logical—a final step into a dark pool [...]

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