October, 2002

Newsletter 14.10.2002

„Please believe that I am falling apart.“ (Salman Rushdie – „Midnight Children“)

Fall has come and with it finally the justification for sadness and miscellaneous melancholic behaviour. Bologna’s crooked towers lean a little closer together, contact improvisation is on the rise, even at curling tournaments, and Nick Cave laments in tune with Johnny Cash (J.C. – „The Man Comes Around“).


Hollywood proposes polished creepiness (, literature Lithuania ( and dance? Dance is facing the truth. Well, some truths: e.g. by strongly engaging in peace calls (, by improvising with the flood consequences (Dresden, Prague a.o.), by staying alive and very much kicking despite of budget cuts all over (Berlin, Zurich, London, New York etc.). DTW (Dance Theatre Workshop New York, for instance raised US$ 11,5 Mio. for buying and re-building their premises and just re-opened (see feature articles on There is also that story of a Slovenian choreographer, who just broke into an abandoned movie theatre in Ljubljana and thus got himself a rehearsal room for his new production. From there he will be kicked out in January 2003, premiere is in February 2003. Details soon to be found on the Event Data Base of Just like:

October 4-22: Movements on the Edge (Bukarest, Romania)
October 8-30: imagetanz (Vienna, Austria)
October 26 - November 3: Dance on Screen (London, UK)
October 29 - November 10: DANCE (Munich, Germany)

You may also consider the kind invitation of the Local Base for Culture refreshment (BLOK) from Zagreb, Croatia to their Urban Festival. More details on this uplifting initiative in the News section of

Further remedies against the blue:

Leading 5-element-cooks recommend the beet for „the beet is the most intense of vegetables. The radish, admittedly, is more feverish, but the fire of the radish is a cold fire, the fire of discontent not of passion. Tomatoes are lusty enough, yet there runs through tomatoes an undercurrent of frivolity. Beets are deadly serious. The beet is the melancholy vegetable, the on most willing to suffer. The beet is the murderer returned to the scene of the crime. The beet is what happens when the cherry finishes with the carrot. The beet was Rasputin’s favorite vegetable. You could see it in his eyes.“ (At the market stands: Tom Robbins – „Jitterbug Perfume“). Juice suggests to have beet as soup, salad or vegetable dish, with nuts, apple or horseradish.

Guaranteed remedy towards the blue:

Beck – „Sea Change“
Me’Shell Ndegeocello – „Bitter“
Eels – „Electro-Shock Blues“
Dmitry Shostakovich –Symphony No. 5

Hasta la vista, maybe!



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