Houston Ballet

Houston Ballet“Without Boundaries”:“Falling Angels” (Jiří Kylián)“Elements” (Stanton Welch)“In the Upper Room” (Twyla Tharp)Wortham Theater Center, September 24-October 4, 2009Performed September 24, 2009www.houstonballet.org  In the Upper Room. Photo: Amitava SarkarWith Jiří Kylián’s “Falling Angels” and Twyla Tharp’s “In the Upper  ...

Merce Cunningham Dance Company

Merce Cunningham Dance CompanyKrannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignSeptember 2009Nearly Ninety2http://www.krannertcenter.com/http://www.merce.org/Photo: Mark SeligerIf the late Merce Cunningham had placed a call for dancers for his most recent work, Nearly Ninety2,  it might have looked something  ...

Dandelion Dancetheater, SF

MUTT: Dandelion DancetheaterSeptember 18-20, 2009 ODC Theater   331 Shotwell Street, San Franciscohttp://www.dandeliondancetheater.org/Photo: Faye ChaoMUTT is characterized in the program as "a dance-play where new music, piercing physically and dreamlike story-telling collide in this surreal afterlife of a young girl."  ...

Les Grands Ballet Canadiens de Montreal

Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de MontrealJacobs Pillow Dance FestivalTed Shawn TheatreJuly 29, 2009http://www.grandsballets.com/fr/Cantata.  Photo Christopher Duggan. It's official, Canadians can pass as Italians, at least the dancers of LesGrands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal can, when performing Mauro Bigonzetti'ssignature ballet, Cantata,  ...

Joe Goode Performance Group

Joe Goode Performance GroupOld Mint Building, San Francisco, August 09 “Traveling Light” Performance/Installationhttp://www.joegoode.org/Joe Goode’s Traveling Light began on the avenue, as one turned from street level to the steep steps of an imposing old Mint Building. Both the sharp  ...

Merce Cunningham Dance Company

Merce Cunningham Dance CompanyJacob's Pillow Dance FestivalTed Shawn TheatreJuly 26, 2009http://www.merce.org/http://www.jacobspillow.org/When Robert Swintson comes charging through the heavy gold drapery in Merce Cunningham's Sounddance (1975) during a recent performance at Jacob's Pillow,  there's a sense of urgency, a “watch  ...

Roussève/REALITY

Roussève/REALITYDoris Duke TheatreJacob's Pillow Dance FestivalJuly 19, 2009http://www.davidrousseve.com/http://www.jacobspillow.org/Photo: Karli CadelDavid Roussève is all about stories that ring true to the African American experience with an intention of reaching universal truths. Saudade, Roussève/REALITY's newest piece, mixes text, film and a  ...

Group Emile Dubois

Centre Choregraphique National de Grenoble-Jean-Claude GallottaGroup Emile DuboisTed Shawn TheatreJacob's Pillow Dance FestivalJuly 19, 2009http://www.jacobspillow.org/http://www.gallotta-danse.com/Photo: Karli Cadel Jean Claude Gallotta's *Des Gens Qui Dansent* (people who dance) plays outlike a French romantic comedy, ripe with charm, intriguing characters and anintangible  ...

BalletX

 Ballet XThe Wilma Theatre, PhiladelphiaJuly 21-25, 2009http://www.balletx.org/http://www.wilmatheater.org/ Amy Aldridge, Matthew Prescott. "Broke Apart". Ballet X’s co-directors Christine Cox and Matthew Neenan continue to define the company with potent mixes of contemporary choreographers and bal-mod dancers giving their all physically, even  ...

“That Obscure Subject of Desire”

"That Obscure Subject of Desire"New Dances by Randee PaufveJuly 24-26, 2009 Dance Mission TheaterSan Franciscohttp://www.paufvedance.org/http://www.dancemission.com/Almost all the ten dancers in the recent Paufve concert are involved with the Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, Berkeley, including its founder, Frank Shawl. The event  ...