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quotes“Karole Armitage is home at last. This is a good thing…A winner...Armitage Gone! is a most welcome addition to the local dance scene, and one hopes a harbinger of even more ambitious projects by this gifted choreographer”
– John Rockwell, THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Fiercely pure….Armitage follows a path cleared by George Balanchine…she presents the performers as molten steel cooling into stunning shapes, yet also reminds us that they are not clones of a technique but individuals, with minds, moods, and imperfections of their own”
- Deborah Jowitt, THE VILLAGE VOICE

“Karole Armitage's ‘Time Is the Echo of an Axe Within a Wood’… is one of the most beautiful dances to be seen in New York in a very long time.”
- THE NEW YORK TIMES

articles“For more than twenty years, since Balanchine’s death, people have been waiting for someone to carry on his project and thus create the future of American ballet, of which he is, almost totally, the past. Armitage seems to be trying to do so. She should come home, and stay.”
- THE NEW YORKER

“She has revolutionized classical dance.”
- L’ESPRESSO

“The spectator remains dazzled by so much received pleasure.”
- LE MONDE

“Armitage has emerged as a mature, original choreographer.”
- TIME MAGAZINE

“Born to shake the dust off of classical ballet…pure dancing intellect.”
- CORRIERE DELLA SERA

“She is always pushing the limits of possibility, spectacularly deconstructing the body with a diabolic flair. Dance that explodes in every sense, dazzles the eye and remains vividly imprinted in your memory.”
- NOUVELLE OBSERVATEUR

“The ‘Armitage style’ is distinguished by its virtuosity and its urgency. She pushes the frontiers that traditionally separate dance, theater, music, and visual arts.”
- ARTE MAGAZINE

“Armitage’s work is vivid, ideas tearing through bodies and escaping, movement as bold in contrast as the orchestral sonorities.”
- LONDON FINANCIAL TIMES

“Legs twang like twisted arrows; hips pivot; feet slap sporadically on the floor…Armitage’s choreography is constantly morphing and moving into another mood, another feel.”
- DANCE EUROPE


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