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Headlong Does “more”

I’m down in Philadelphia this weekend to see Philly’s Headlong Dance Theater’s premier of more. Headlong was founded by Co-Directors David Brick, Andrew Simonet and Amy Smith in 1993. I met Amy and Andrew in 1991 at the Center for New Dance Development in the Netherlands right after they’d graduated from Wesleyan. They were there in their post-bac year trying to decide in what American city (other than New York) they should locate to start making dances. David, Andrew and Amy collaborate in the creation and performance of all Headlong’s dances and share credit for all the company’s work. I served on their board for several years.

One criticism I’ve had of their work over the years is that because of their steadfast commitment to the ideal of collaborative directorship their pieces have tended

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