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  ...

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  ...

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,  ...