Lines Ballet – ‘Irregular Pearl’, ‘Rasa’ review

Lines Ballet Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco “Irregular Pearl”, “Rasa”, World Premieres November 2-4, 7-11, 2007 http://www.linesballet.org Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet is like America, all about the glorification of the individual. Currently celebrating 25 years of  ...

Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet / Shaolin Monks- review

Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet in performance with the Shaolin Monks “Long River High Sky” April 13-22, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco http://www.yerbabuenaarts.org/ http://www.linesballet.org/ Chang Jun (top) Brett Conway (bottom). Photo by Marty Sohl. To  ...

Martha Graham Dance Company- review

So what do we do with Martha Graham Dance Company now? It has receded from the brink of financial disaster enough to mount a two week run at the Joyce Theater. The level of technique is high. Artistic Director Janet  ...

MOTIONLAB/Hermesdorf & Mathias- review

Kathleen Hermesdorf, a dancer, and Albert Mathias, a musician, have been collaborating since 1998. His techno-collision sound scores seem to pick up and egg on the edgy/athletic, uber-Mission style promulgated by Hermsedorf, and copied by many. Theirs is a pick-up  ...

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  ...

culturevulture.net – review

Michael Clark Company made a rare and overdue pass through New York recently at Rose Theater, performing two programs in New Visions: Stravinsky Onstage, part of Lincoln Center’s Great Performers. One program featured two US premieres from 2005: “OO,” mixed  ...

culturevulture.net – review

The infectious rhythm and swirling color of “Summer,” the Moiseyev Dance Company’s opening number at Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley earlier this month, typify the exuberance of the troupe. Set to an achingly pastoral (albeit taped) orchestral score, the dance is  ...

The Forsythe Company- review

On a weekend when the San Francisco Ballet was presenting a lavish but mind-numbing production of “Sleeping Beauty”, William Forsythe, the expatriot American ballet renegade, was making a brief stop in Berkeley with a disturbing, original and genre-bashing anti-war piece,  ...

Mark Morris Dance Group Mozart Dances- review

Mark Morris Dance Group Mozart Dances Cal Performances, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley Sept 20-23, 2007 http://www.calperfs.berkeley.edu/ http://markmorrisdancegroup.org/ The man who brought us high art country-western line dances, a jokey Nutcracker, a drag Dido and Aeneas, and majestic, full-throttle versions of  ...

culturevulture.net – review

Mark Morris Dance Group, King Arthur By Henry Purcell. Directed by Mark Morris. Costumes, Isaac Mizrahi. Scenic Design, Adrianne Lobel. Lighting James F. Ingalls Conductor: Jane Glover New York City Opera New York State Theater March 5-15, 2008 An  ...