The Merry Widow – review

The Houston Ballet waltzed (literally) into their 39th season with most bubbly of ballets, The Merry Widow. How better to celebrate the eve of 40 than with a whole lot of on stage drinking. Franz Lehár's charming 1905 operetta nicely  ...

Los Angeles Ballet – review

Los Angeles Ballet UCLA Freud Playhouse May 24 & 25, 2007 Alex Theatre, Glendale May 26, 2007 Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center June 2, 2007 webiste Elizabeth Claire Walker (en pointe) Lauren Toule (floor) in Serenade. Photo: Reed  ...

culturevulture.net – review

Doug Varone and Dancers “Lux”, “Home”, “Boats Leaving” Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater April 12-20, 2008 San Francisco Performances http://www.ybca.org/ http://www.dougvaroneanddancers.org/ I’m not sure what niche Doug Varone holds in the modern dance world. He is one of  ...

culturevulture.net – review

San Francisco Performances Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Feb 20-24, 2008 “Castrati” “Rassemblement” “White Darkness” http://www.performances.org/ dance company website Nacho Duato is both Artistic Director and Choreographer for Compañía Nacional de Danza, and judging from one evening’s exposure  ...

Martha @ the JCCSF – review

“Martha @ the JCCSF” Richard Move as Martha Graham March 31, 2007 Featuring Katherine Crockett as “The Company” Guest Artists: Matthew Holland, Margaret Jenkins, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Muriel Maffre, Levi Toney Richard Move created “Martha @” in 1996, as  ...

Paul Taylor Dance Company – review

Paul Taylor Dance Company’s 2007 City Center season consisted of 18 dances that, in typical Taylor fashion, touched on myriad aspects of the human condition. Foremost, Taylor is about the corporal, manifested in the choreography’s valiant physicality – and its  ...

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,  ...