PEOPLE TALK ABOUT DAVID

 
INTRODUCTION
This section - PEOPLE TALK ABOUT DAVID - is not meant to be 
the complete, definitive, and exhaustive list of all reviews - or profiles or articles - 
written about David. 
Unlike a Library, which offers its materials without commentary, 
leaving that for the researchers and scholars using the materials, 
this website - and this section of this website - 
is meant to contextualize the work of David Gordon by David Gordon - 
containing materials written about David - that David considers significant and relevant - 
to both his career and that of his contemporaries in what many call postmodern dance, 
especially those artists who emerged from the influential Judson Dance Theater. 
So - in this section PEOPLE TALK ABOUT DAVID -
you may find conflicting views, positive and negative reviews, and in depth profiles, 
all of which have been selected by David - as representing him and his work - in some fashion -
in the context of the times.
 
When the entire David Gordon archive is donated, processed, and catalogued, 
these selected materials and others will be available to the public 
at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
 
 
PROFILES & CRITICAL RESPONSE:
'60s
Coming 2017
 
'70s
"The Matter: A description" by Karen Smith in The Drama Review September 1972 PDF
 
"Red in the Face-or Just Blue?" by Deborah Jowitt in The Village Voice December 30, 1974 PDF
 
"Followable Dancing" by Wendy Perron in The Soho Weekly News March 4, 1976 PDF
 
"Dancing Arts and Sciences and David Gordon" by Arlene Croce in The New Yorker May 15, 1978 LINK Coming 2017
 
"Erasures and Afterthoughts" by Marcia B. Siegel in New York Magazine October 16, 1978 PDF
 
"New York Newsletter" by David Vaughan in Dancing Times (London) November 1978 PDF
 
"Carry Me Back to Act IV" by Deborah Jowitt in The Village Voice December 1979 PDF
 
"Frieze Frame" by Noel Carroll in The Soho Weekly News December 6, 1979 PDF
 
"Far From Denmark" by Marcia B. Siegel in The Soho Weekly News December 13, 1979 PDF
 
'80s
By Deborah Jowitt in The Village Voice February 18-24, 1981 PDF
 
Program note by Sally Ann Kriegsman in Smithsonian Institution, Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History, D.C. 1982 Program PDF

"Making Work" by Arlene Croce in The New Yorker November 29, 1982 LINK
 
"Dancers merge for absorbing program" by Mike Steele in Minneapolis Star and Tribune April 7, 1983 PDF
 
"Dance" by Laura A. Jacobs in The Boston Phoenix April 17, 1984 PDF
 
"Flash Gordon" by Jann Parry in unknown publication 1985 PDF
 
"Musical Chairs" by David Dougill in unknown publication 1985 PDF
 
"Dance: 2D Avenue Troupe at N.Y.U" by Jennifer Dunning in The New York Times April 19, 1985 LINK
 
"The Dance: David Gordon Company" by Anna Kisselgoff in The New York Times May 17, 1985 LINK
 
By Tobi Tobias in unknown publication June 3, 1985 PDF
 
"Spurring Dance Troupes to Take Risks" by Barry Laine in The New York Times June 16, 1985 LINK
 
"Dance: The Uninvited" by Jennifer Dunning in The New York Times August 5, 1985 LINK
 
"New York" by Tullia Limarzi in Ballet News September 1985 PDF
 
"Gordon, Pickup Company" by Donna Perlmutter in Los Angeles Times April 7, 1986 PDF
 
"Opera: 'Lord Byron' and 'Renard' at Festival" by Tim Page in The New York Times May 26, 1986 LINK
 
"The Dance: David Gordon's Pick Up Company" by Jennifer Dunning in The New York Times November 21, 1986 LINK
 
"Overdetermination makes happy end" by Barry Johnson in The Oregonian March 14, 1987 PDF
 
"Review/Dance; Students Dedicated Their Show to Joffrey" by Jack Anderson in The New York Times April 16, 1988 LINK
 
'90s
"Theater: The Firebugs" by Peter Vaughan in Star Tribune August 11, 1995 PDF
 
"Review: 'The Firebugs'" by Tad Simons in Variety September 25, 1995 LINK

"David Gordon: Double Identity" by Roger Copeland in Americna Theatre July/August 1996 PDF Coming 2017
 
2000s
"David Gordon" by Suzanne Carbonneau ©2002 Suzanne Carbonneau/Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival LINK
 
"Three Shakespeares, Each With a Purpose, Each Hoping to Thrill" by John Rockwell in The New York Times January 16, 2004 LINK
 
"A 'Henry V' That Would Amaze the Groundlings at the Globe" by Jennifer Dunning in The New York Times January 19, 2004 LINK
 
"The Chairs" by David Finkle on TheaterMania December 2, 2004 LINK
 
"A Couple Playing a Couple, With Minimal Bleakness" by Charles Isherwood in The New York Times December 3, 2004 LINK
 
"Conjuring a Modern Utopia Straight Out of Ancient Greece" by Tobi Tobias in The New York Times January 8, 2006 LINK
 
By Claudia La Rocco in The New York Times December 14, 2007 LINK
 
2010s
"Ships, Steeds and Kings, on Two Legs" by Alastair Macaulay in The New York Times October 7, 2011 LINK
 
"The Old is New Again, as the Muse Endures" by Gia Kourlas in The New York Times October 26, 2012 LINK
 
"Then Plus Now" by Deborah Jowitt in DanceBeat November 1, 2012 LINK

"Archiveography Scripts Editor Note" by Jan Schmidt December 2016 PDF