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  ...

Moscow Stanislavsky Ballet – Swan Lake

Name recognition did not sell tickets to Moscow Stanislavsky Ballet’s Swan Lake at the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco on June 7. Indeed, the half-empty house was actually watching a performance of Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Dachenko Theatre Ballet. Try putting  ...

Tania Pérez-Salas Compañía de Danz – review

Society for the Performing Arts Cullen Theater, Wortham Center Houston, TX Tania Pérez-Salas spins images to make dances. This is not to say her movement isn’t memorable; it is. But the take-home dreamscape of her work lies in its  ...