Drop- review

Drop Eric Kupers and Dandelion Dancetheater, CELLspace, San Francisco August 17-September 2, 2007 www.dandeliondancetheater.org An orange tabby cat-in-residence was hanging-out center-stage before a recent performance of Dandelion Dancetheater’s new work, “Drop” at CELLspace, in the Mission District, San Francisco. George  ...

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  ...