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  ...

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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  ...

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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  ...

David Parker and The Bang Group Review

The title of David Parker and The Bang Group’s new work, “Hour Upon the Stage,” is truth in advertising. It is both plainspoken and poetic, which might summarize Parker’s approach to dance as well. In this world without speech, Parker  ...

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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  ...

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The infectious rhythm and swirling color of “Summer,” the Moiseyev Dance Company’s opening number at Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley earlier this month, typify the exuberance of the troupe. Set to an achingly pastoral (albeit taped) orchestral score, the dance is  ...

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INSPIRIT and VTDance, two unaffiliated dance companies, took collaboration to a new level at Washington, DC’s Dance Place in a program entitled Ideals and Ism. The outstanding March 8th performance included three works by each dance company and one work  ...

Deborah Hay Dance Company – review

Deborah Hay Dance Company “Mountain” March 29-31, ODC Theater, San Francisco www.odctheater.org http://www.deborahhay.com/ “I recognize my choreography when I see a dancer’s self-regulated transcendence of his/her choreographed body within in a movement sequence that distinguishes a given dance.”  ...