culturevulture.net – review

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  ...

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  ...

culturevulture.net – review

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.”  ...

Sfscene November, 2007 Reviews

I first witnessed a Pina Bausch dance on a grainy TV in a cheap London hotel, where a flip through the channels stopped me with a scene that could have been reenacted last week, on stage in Berkeley, where her  ...

culturevulture.net – review

You don’t have to be George Bush to realize that the fear factor has ratcheted up alarmingly since 9/11. A multi-cultural, multi-ethnic , multi-religious world now seems locked in perpetual face-off. “ The other” isn’t just a cute existential conceit  ...

culturevulture.net – review

Project Artaud Theater, April 24-May 10, 2008 Presented by ODC Theater, San Francisco A three part Festival featuring the work of Ledoh, Jo Kreiter/Flyaway Productions, Sara Shelton Mann and Miguel Gutierrez http://www.odctheater.org/ Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People "Retrospective Exhibitionist/Difficult  ...

The Forsythe Company- review

On a weekend when the San Francisco Ballet was presenting a lavish but mind-numbing production of “Sleeping Beauty”, William Forsythe, the expatriot American ballet renegade, was making a brief stop in Berkeley with a disturbing, original and genre-bashing anti-war piece,  ...