Corbindances

CorbinDances“Expressions of Beauty”Dance Theater WorkshopSummerDANZNew York CityJuly 15-16, 2009http://www.corbindances.orghttp://www.dancetheaterworkshop.org/CorbinDances in Adele’s Skirt (Tsaritsas) by Nelly van Bommel. Photo: Yi-Chun WuIn its two-night run at Dance Theater Workshop last week, CorbinDances found beauty in the tragic and the absurd, in  ...

Houston Ballet

Swan Lake Houston BalletJune 11, 2009Houston, TXhttp://www.houstonballet.org/Sara Webb and Connor Walsh.  Photo by Amitava Sarkar.There's nothing quite like finding out your girlfriend's day job is being a swan. Siegfried and Odette, in Stanton Welch's Swan Lake, have the ultimate  ...

Beth Soll

Beth Soll and CompanyLament/Kvetch...and Romp!Cunningham Studio Theater, New YorkApril 18,19, 2009Photo: Erin BaianoThe human body can be markedly mundane or inconsequential in its expression, or it can tell us the truth about everything. I suppose that’s what keeps us  ...

Pina Bausch, A Remembrance

Pina Bausch—A remembranceReprinted from culturevulture.net writer Susan Yung’sSundayArts Blog for WNET New Yorkhttp://www.thirteen.org/sundayarts/blog/?p=192&preview=truePina Bausch. Photo: Jonathan Barth."Bamboo Blues" by Pina Bausch. Pablo Aran Gimeno and Ruth Amarante. Photo: Ulli Weiss.The great German choreographer Pina Bausch passed away on June  ...

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre2

Alvin Ailey American Dance TheatreVespers, Shining Star, Caught, Burlesque, Love Stories  When the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater hits the road, they bring with them a treasure-chest of choreography, from the staples, like Ailey’s classic, 1960 piece, Revelations, to  ...

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Night Creature, Solo, Ife/My Heart, Revelations There ain’t much ailing the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater these days. In fact, the venerable troupe, directed by former lead dancer Judith Jamison since the founder’s death  ...

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  ...