LeeSaar The Company – review

LeeSaar The Company 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Festival February 15, 2007 Festival Website What’s a stranded dance critic (with a bad case of the Jet Blues) to do with a couple of unexpected days in New York City?  ...

culturevulture.net – review

Giselle San Francisco Ballet February 17-25, 2008 Production and Choreography by Helgi Tomasson After Marius Petipa, Jules Perrot and Jean Coralli Music by Adolph Adam Conducted by Gary Sheldon http://www.sfballet.org/ Age cannot wither, Shakespeare famously said of Cleopatra but,  ...

culturevulture.net – review

Michael Clark Company made a rare and overdue pass through New York recently at Rose Theater, performing two programs in New Visions: Stravinsky Onstage, part of Lincoln Center’s Great Performers. One program featured two US premieres from 2005: “OO,” mixed  ...

New York City Ballet- review

NYCB feels like it’s in the throes of a Thelma and Louise stage, cognizant of the fact that some radical change is imminent, and making a pact to exit guns ablazing. An overstatement, perhaps. But the season’s big premiere was  ...

Circo Zero Sol Niger (2006) Review

Choregraphy: Keith Hennessy Mondavi Studio Theatre Davis, CA February 15-25, 2007 www.circozero.org A crowd of college students and parents didn’t know quite what to make of Sol Niger , a vibrant and theatrically daring new work by  ...

culturevulture.net – review

Stephen Pelton Dance Company Preview and a white light in the back of my mind to guide me June 5-8, 2008 Dance Mission Theater, San Francisco The season is named for Pelton’s newest work, inspired by the poetry of  ...

culturevulture.net – review

Liz Lerman Dance Exchange Ferocious Beauty: Genome Montclair State University Montclair, NJ April 10--13, 2008 lwebsite Photo: Kevin Kennefick What if scientists were choreographers creating dances like the Genome Shuffle trying to answer  ...

MOTIONLAB/Hermesdorf & Mathias- review

Kathleen Hermesdorf, a dancer, and Albert Mathias, a musician, have been collaborating since 1998. His techno-collision sound scores seem to pick up and egg on the edgy/athletic, uber-Mission style promulgated by Hermsedorf, and copied by many. Theirs is a pick-up  ...

culturevulture.net – review

The Russians long have claimed sovereignty in the realm of the ballet. Even before Diaghilev, Nijinsky, Pavlova and Fokine there was the music of Tchaikovsky and the choreography of Marius Petipa. The whole thing has been going on for a  ...