Touchy Subjects

“Touchy Subjects” …”Keith Hennessy told Scott Wells that he didn't like the gay joke in Wells dance. Scott said, okay. Let’s make a show.” The show they made includes themselves and seven of the best ‘new/now' dancers in the  ...

“Tribute” Menlowe Ballet

Menlowe Ballet, Michael Lowe, Artistic Director (formerly of the Oakland Ballet), celebrated five years of its founding with a lively repertory of works this past weekend. Lowe choreographed one worked, restaged another (a tribute to Marc Wilde and Bronislava  ...

Seed Language: The Embodiment Project

"The Embodiment Project," directed by Nicole Klaymoon, brings together dancers, singers, actors and lecturers to focus on the very contemporary subject that “Black Lives Matter.” They are all exuberant performers, skilled in their craft and devoted to their subject.  ...

The Great Liberation Upon Hearing

Ritual Exuberance Krissy Keefer, the director of Dance Brigade has staged “The Great Liberation…” at least twice since 1999. This time, with a cast of young, exuberant and very skilled dancers, it is celebrated in an hours (or so)  ...

Culberg Ballet

Past/Present Deborah Hay “belongs to a group of choreographers who were behind the Judson Church Movement in New York in the 1960s, where daily life movements became part of the choreography and untrained people became dancers.” Her background and  ...

Strangers Become Flowers

Randy Pauve notes that “Strangers Become Flowers” “…is about finding places in the grip and slip of human contact…” In her beautifully crafted 50-minute piece, her six dances meet, encounter and sometimes resolve those moments, but not always.  ...

Rice

All ecological fans and all lovers of the exotic must be pleased with the performance. The sections of the piece consist of episodes entitled “Soil,” “Wind,” “Pollen (1 & 2),” “Sunlight,” “Grain,” Fire,” and “Water.” These dances were backed by  ...

EmSpace Dance +Detour Dance

  I asked the people next to me at Nohspace on Friday, November 4, which of the two offerings they liked. “Detour Dance,” they replied. Yes, I agreed. It was entertaining, eventful, lively and well performed. But Emspace’s “Whether  ...