Noche Flamenca

Flamenco has its own brand-identity, a marketing advantage; it’s one big cliche. A moment of tortured writhing and stomping feet is a laughable soundbite that serves, on TV anyway, as "Spanish". An evening with Noche Flamenca, the Madrilleno troupe  ...

Nancy Karp + Dancers – La Traversa, Kalasam

San Francisco Cowell Theater, Fort Mason May 9 - 10, 2003 Abstraction is a funny thing. It's instinctive to search for meaning, whether it is visual, narrative or musical. Modern artists, on the other  ...

Martha Graham Dance Company in Albuquerque culturevulture.net – review

Martha Graham Dance Company Popejoy Hall The New Mexico Center for the Performing Arts, Albuquerque, New Mexico March 13, 2009 http://popejoypresents.com/ http://marthagraham.org/center/ http://clytemnestraproject.com/ It gets tricky keeping a dance company’s repertoire fresh when the one and only choreographer died  ...

Mark Morris – King Arthur

King Arthur Mark Morris Dance Company (Note: Arthur Lazere, the founder of this website, was a Mark Morris fan. It was fitting that the Mark Morris Dance Company would make its American Premiere of the dance-opera,  ...

culturevulture.net – review

Harsh Times (2005) Written and directed by David Ayer (Training Day) Jim Davis (Christian Bale) is a perfect candidate to work for the Department of Homeland Securities. He served as an Army Ranger in Afghanistan,  ...

Camelot

Book & Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner Music by Frederick Loewe Orlando Carr Performing Arts Centre May 15 - 20, 2007 Philadelphia Merriam Theater June 5 - 10, 2007 Fort Lauderdale Broward Center for the Performing  ...

Edward Scissorhands

Matthew Bourne has carved out an odd niche for himself re-inventing the story ballet for a new century. Previous works include a “Swan Lake” featuring buff male swans, a “Nutcracker” which took place in a Dickensian orphanage, “Car Man,” which  ...

Moscow Stanislavsky Ballet – Swan Lake

Name recognition did not sell tickets to Moscow Stanislavsky Ballet’s Swan Lake at the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco on June 7. Indeed, the half-empty house was actually watching a performance of Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Dachenko Theatre Ballet. Try putting  ...