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Aidan DeYoung and Kelsey McFalls in Gabrielle Lamb's Lacunae.© David DeSilva. (Click image for larger version)

Amy Seiwert’s Imagery – SKETCH 8: Origin Stories – San Francisco

★★★✰✰   Whether walking through space, cycling through a gestural sequence or dancing a technically demanding phrase the dancers were a real joy to watch. The choreography on the other hand, was more of a mixed bag.

Josie G. Sadan in The Invention of Wings by Brenda Way and KT Nelson.© Andrew Weeks photography. (Click image for larger version)

ODC/Dance – Dead Reckoning, The Invention of Wings – San Francisco

ODC boasts world-class contemporary dancers, and they moved with weight, intention and a compelling tenderness…

La Tania in Despertar es Un Color. © Christine Fu. (Click image for larger version)

La Tania Baile Flamenco – Esencia and Despertar es un Color – San Francisco

La Tania is the only flamenco dancer I have seen that effects me as intensely as does the brilliant Eva Yerbabuena. Ultimately, the most important point, as with any art form, is whether you are moved. And I am, very deeply, by this truly gifted performer.

Charlotte Moraga and Joanna Meinl in Darbar. Background musicians L to R: Ben Kunin, Pandit Chitresh Das, Jayanta Banerjee, Abhijit Banerjee. © Margo Moritz. (Click image for larger version)

Chitresh Das Dance Company – Darbar – San Francisco

San Francisco is reputedly the second-largest dance community in the United States after New York. What SF lacks in the number of ballet and modern dance companies, it makes up for in the sheer variety of ethnic dance troupes…

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