La Guerra d’Amore – Joachim Schlomer

The American premiere of Joachin Schlomer’s La Guerra d’Amore: Madrigali Guerrieri e Amorosi (The War of Love: Bellicose and Amorous Madrigals) is the first time an evening-length work by this choreographer has been presented in this country. Previously, he  ...

The Car Man – Matthew Bourne

Fasten your seat belts! The Car Man just drove into town and it’s going to be a bumpy ride. Matthew Bourne, the British choreographer/director who set the dance world on its ear with his gender-bending Swan Lake a  ...

Ballet Nacional de Cuba – Coppelia

For a long time the embargo on Cuban goods deprived people on this side of the water of more than cigars. From 1979 to 1998, some of the finest dancers in the world were not allowed to perform in  ...

Companhia Paulo Ribeiro – Ao Vivo (Alive)

The prospect of seeing a modern dance company from Portugal is like opening a gift from a distant relative. What will it contain? Portugal lies outside the mainstream of European culture. Other than Great Britain, which shares a strong  ...

Platee – Mark Morris Dance Group

It’s not easy being green, as Kermit the Frog will tell you and Platee, the protagonist of Jean-Philippe Rameau’s 18th Century comic opera learns it the hard way. An unattractive nymph, who resembles something you might have dissected in  ...

Smuin Ballets/SF – Dancin’ With Gershwin

Some of the Gershwin music: Orchestral Works & Piano Solos Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Gershwin Songbook Someone to Watch over Me: Songs of George Gershwin Susannah McCorkle The Ultimate Collection G. Gershwin Gershwin Standard Time: The George Gershwin Centennial  ...

Sankai Juku- review

“Kagemi”, the new evening-length piece by Sankai Juku, the 31-year-old Japanese Butoh company touring the US, is about mirrors, water, and a lotus leaf carpet. It is also about white light, transcendance, and the fact that a 57-year-old dancer-choreographer has  ...