★★★✰✰ Available Light is merciless, and in the best way…
★★★✰✰ Where Morris succeeded beautifully was in melding Eastern dance styles into his balletic modern vocabulary in deep torso bends, dervish whirls and arms extended beyond his already expansive port de bras.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater – Open Door, Awakening, A Case of You, Revelations – San Francisco
★★★✰✰ Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater gave two new works their West Coast premieres on Tuesday at Zellerbach Hall, the opening night of its annual residency at Cal Performances in Berkeley.
As he has shown again and again, the choreographer Mark Morris has a way with Baroque music. He clearly adores it…
Closing the program is Kurt Jooss’s anti-war ballet from 1932,The Green Table, one of the greatest pieces of choreography ever created and still relevant after more than 80 years.
I always enjoy The Hard Nut even though there isn’t a lot of choreography.
Baryshnikov, now 64, still moves with style and finesse, but the choreography doesn’t offer any opportunities beyond a pseudo-Spanish cliché.