Danceground Keriac, SF: Dance Review, culturevulture.net – review

Alchemy and Ghosts redevelop, (Death Valley) Brian Rogers The Chocolate Factory, NYC through February 28, 2009 http://www.chocolatefactorytheater.org/home.html Doug Varone Dance Company February 24-March 1, 2009 The Joyce Theatre, NYC http://www.dougvaroneanddancers.org/ Reprinted with permission from CV writer Susan Yung's blog for WNET: http://www.thirteen.org/sundayarts/blog/theater/alchemy-and-ghosts#more-144  ...

Mozart in Boston: culturevulture.net – review

Mostly Modernity Three contemporary choreographers take on Mozart in Boston The last three contemporary dance performances I saw in Boston featured scores by Mozart. One supposes that if the presenters (respectively, Celebrity Series of Boston, CRASHarts, and Boston Ballet) had consulted with each other, they might have offered a mini-Mozart  ...

The Hard Nut – Mark Morris Dance Group

Visions of sugarplums beginning to clog up your head? The perfect antidote is Mark Morris’ The Hard Nut which is quickly becoming as much of a holiday tradition as department store Santas and Messiah singalongs. Created in 1991, televised for Dance in America a year later, it premiered in  ...

Mark Morris Dance Group – Update

"It’s like a truffle," I enthused to The Beautiful Companion at intermission of the Mark Morris Dance Group performance in Zellerbach Hall, "You bite into the truffle and you get the flavor and texture of the rich chocolate exterior, then the burst of the different, contrasting flavor and  ...

Mark Morris Dance Group

Over just a few decades, Mark Morris has choreographed over 100 works both for his own company, the Mark Morris Dance Group, and for other major companies such as the San Francisco Ballet and American Ballet Theater. In doing so, he has established himself as the most original, most intelligent,  ...

Lyon Opera Ballet- review

The Lyon Opera Ballet made it convenient for West Coast audiences to sample the works of three of the most prominent choreographers in Europe today, all of them women. Appearing on a Cal Performances engagement at Zellerbach Hall, in Berkeley, the “ballet” presented by the Lyon company was actually modern  ...