The Berkshires, Massachusetts

Destination: Berkshires, MassachusettsSomewhere In BetweenSeptember 2009Somewhere between Boston and New York is an impressive area of beauty and tranquility, the antithesis to its urban bookends.  The Berkshires, named for the hills and mountains that surround the area and easily  ...

Il Tabarro, Pagliacci, Houston

Il Tabarro/ PagliacciGiacomo Puccini/Ruggero LeoncavalloOpera in the HeightsOctober 1, 2009 http://www.operaintheheights.org/Kirsten Hoiseth playing Nedda, Chad Karl playing Tonio in Pagliacci. Photo by David HuntWhen I saw a man strolling down the aisle toward the stage, I figured he was  ...

Red Light Winter, Houston

Red Light Winterby Adam RappHorse Head Theatre Co.Houstonhttp://www.horseheadtheatre.org/Amy Burn, Troy Schulze. Photo by Anthony Rathbun Horse Head Theatre Co. launched their inaugural season with Adam Rapp's grim drama, Red Light Winter, not exactly a first out of the gate  ...

Houston Ballet

Houston Ballet“Without Boundaries”:“Falling Angels” (Jiří Kylián)“Elements” (Stanton Welch)“In the Upper Room” (Twyla Tharp)Wortham Theater Center, September 24-October 4, 2009Performed September 24, 2009www.houstonballet.org  In the Upper Room. Photo: Amitava SarkarWith Jiří Kylián’s “Falling Angels” and Twyla Tharp’s “In the Upper  ...

Dandelion Dancetheater, SF

MUTT: Dandelion DancetheaterSeptember 18-20, 2009 ODC Theater   331 Shotwell Street, San Franciscohttp://www.dandeliondancetheater.org/Photo: Faye ChaoMUTT is characterized in the program as "a dance-play where new music, piercing physically and dreamlike story-telling collide in this surreal afterlife of a young girl."  ...

Southern Rapture

Southern Raptureby Eric CobleStages Repertory TheatreHouston, TXSeptember 2009www.stagestheatre.comPhoto: Bruce Bennett Stories about the culture wars usually make we weep. No single event inUnites States history has affected my generation of art makers. Eric Coble'sSouthern Rapture, now playing at Stages Repertory  ...

Barbara Vos: Rhythm Vision

Barbara Vos: Rhythm Vision http://www.barbaravossanfrancisco.com/ Barbara Vos: Rhythm VisionSept 10 – Oct 31, 2009Cara and Cabezas Contemporary218 Delaware , Suite#208, Kansas City, Mo. 64105816-332-6239  Springfed FolioI first saw Barbara Vos’s work in 1992 in a show entitled Absence of  ...

The House of the Spirits, Houston

The House of the Spiritsby Caridad Svichbased on the novel by Isabel AllendeMain Street TheaterHouston, TXwww.mainstreettheater.comforeground L-R: Blanca (Chelsea Ryan McCurdy) and Clara (Eva De La Cruz), background Alba (Laura Michelle Salas). photo by www.RicOrnelProductions.com Caridad Svich's The House of  ...

The Cove (2009)

The Cove (2009)Documentary: 92 minutesDirected by  Louie PsihoyosWritten by Mark MonroeMPAA Rating: PG13 http://www.thecovemovie.comhttp://twitter.com/theCoveMoviehttp://www.facebook.com/TheCoveRichard O’Barry trained a number of dolphins for use in the 1960’s Flipper TV show and soon discovered that the ill treatment of these intelligent mammals  ...

Les Grands Ballet Canadiens de Montreal

Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de MontrealJacobs Pillow Dance FestivalTed Shawn TheatreJuly 29, 2009http://www.grandsballets.com/fr/Cantata.  Photo Christopher Duggan. It's official, Canadians can pass as Italians, at least the dancers of LesGrands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal can, when performing Mauro Bigonzetti'ssignature ballet, Cantata,  ...