New York Times Examines Choreographer's Efforts to Revive AIDS-Related Dance
June 19, 2006
The New York Times on Sunday examined efforts by choreographer Neil Greenberg to revive his 1994 "Not-About-AIDS-Dance" in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the first diagnosis of AIDS, "which ravaged the dance world." Greenberg began choreographing the dance after his brother Jon died of AIDS-related complications. Reviving the dance might help Greenberg confront the disease again and "deal with it appropriately," he said. "One thing I like about the title is that it has the word AIDS in it," Greenberg said, adding, "I think it's a good thing to keep the word in the consciousness because it's still here, and even if the day comes when it's not ... it will always have been here, and we still have to always deal with it." The dance includes Greenberg's signature movements, as well as projected autobiographical text, including the names of friends whom Greenberg has lost to AIDS-related causes, the Times reports. The dance will be performed this week at the Dance Theater Workshop in New York City (Kourlas, New York Times, 6/18).
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