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  ...

The Ballad of Polly Ann

Flyaway Productions"The Ballad of Polly Ann"Choreographed by Jo Kreiter, in collaboration Sound score by Pamela Z.SOMArts Cultural Center, San FranciscoJuly 21-27, 2009flyawayproductions.comBritt Karhoff and Melissa CaywoodJo Kreiter, ever the socially responsible artistic director of Flyaway Productions, has reached new  ...

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  ...

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  ...

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  ...

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  ...

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  ...