On My Calendar: Paulette Sears and Daniel Rattner

A long-time choreographer friend,
Paulette Sears (left), will present her work for the last time as a Rutgers Mason Gross faculty member in Dance Plus Spring, on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from April 26 to May 5. Her work is sometimes challenging, always discerning, and I am eager to find out what she will say, in movement, at this point in her life.
I also want to encourage the work of an artist at the beginning of his career. Daniel Rattner, who presents his Princeton University senior thesis production, Oh Where Are You Going, about two sisters (right), starting April 26. We happened to see Rattner’s wonderful riff on the Red Riding Hood legend for a summer children’s show at Theatre Intime. He has a big talent, and I’m eager to see where it goes.
Also coming up
I’ll Have What She’s Having, two more nights, April 19 and 20 at the Princeton YWCA, featuring the work of another choreographer I’ve watched for 30-plus years, Claire Porter, recent winner of a Guggenheim.
Janell Byrne‘s well of invention never dries up, and her Mercer Dance Ensemblperforms on May 18 and 19.
Are there any guest reviewers out there? After so many years of watching and writing, I may not have the stamina to write them myself. 

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