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GO Brooklyn: The Brooklyn Paper#8217;s essential guide to the Borough of Kings

Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006

FEMALE TROUBLE

Japanese director Hiroshi Teshigahara, who carved out a substantial niche among art-film fans in the 1960s with his willfully bizarre and haunting tales of ordinary madness, is the subject of a long-awaited BAMCinematek retrospective. Comment

LOOK BETTER NAKED

There’s no denying that when the "Stripilates" DVD arrived at the GO Brooklyn desk, the curiosity of all of my colleagues was piqued - even the ones that don’t enjoy a good workout. And that’s exactly what Greenpoint producer Christopher Bagnall was hoping when he set out to make this utterly unique workout film. Comment

DANCER-CIZE

The school at Fort Greene’s Mark Morris Dance Center has expanded its traditional offerings by adding new adult classes: "capoeira," Afro-Brazilian martial art; belly dance; and "rhythm and motion," a workout routine using jazz, African, Latin and modern dance forms as its inspiration. Comment

BALANCING ACT

Whether you’re an exercise buff, or you’re just trying to fix that funny kink in the middle of your back from sitting at the computer all day, you’ll find both classes and tools for feeling better at Ellie Herman Studio’s newest Pilates center in Park Slope. Comment

A NEW DAHN

Brooklyn Heights’s Dahn Yoga Center, which provides a serene environment where affordable classes are offered in various kinds of yoga, meditation, tai chi and relaxation exercises, opened in June 2005. Comment

REPORT FOR DUTY

Seventy-five minutes of butt-kicking running, climbing, cycling, jumping, pushing and pulling at Boot Camp Fitness Brooklyn NYC, and beads of sweat are falling, muscles are burning, and blood is pumping. Comment

IN THE RAW

This is the only high-risk part," said Matthew Kenney, as he swung an oversize kitchen knife against the hard, ivory shell of a Thai coconut. "There’s no other way to do this, unless you have a chainsaw." Comment

WASTE OF TIME

It takes chutzpah for a small theatrical company to revive Arthur Miller’s 1980 play, "The American Clock," as The Sackett Group is doing at Fort Greene’s Brooklyn Music School Playhouse through Sunday. A large-cast, historical pageant about the Great Depression, that’s also a thinly veiled memoir of the late dramatist’s coming-of-age, this minor work is as stylistically erratic as it is conceptually ambitious. Comment