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James Bowen, Edisnel Rodriguez, Lani Dickinson, Yuko Monden & Dwayne Scheuneman in Amy Seiwert's The Reflective Surface.© David DeSilva. (Click image for larger version)

AXIS Dance Company – Historias rotas, The Reflective Surface, Radical Impact – San Francisco

★★★★✰   Brew describes physically integrated dance as “dancers of different physicalities uniting together as equals, colleagues and collaborators to create high-caliber art that is relevant and reflective of the world we live in.” And each offering on the program embodied that spirit and sentiment.

Michaela Burns, Yu Kondo Reigen, Chin-chin Hsu and Kristen Bell in Alone Together.© Julie Schuchard. (Click image for larger version)

LEVYdance – Alone Together – San Francisco

★★★✰✰   As her opening salvo on these shores, Alone Together introduced Garance Marneur as an artist of exceptional skill and polish, to a level that’s unexpected…

Andrea Thompson in Coin/C/Dance.© Sandy Lee. (Click image for larger version)

Zhukov Dance Theatre – Product 05: Coin/c/dance – San Francisco

There is something deeply satisfying in watching a dance company grow from its first season through its current fifth year, especially when the production values remain consistently high.

Damara Vita Ganley and Felipe Barrueto-Cabello (front) with Joe Goode (back). © Margo Moritz. (Click image for larger version)

Joe Goode Performance Group – When We Fall Apart – San Francisco

If you refrain from reading any advance publicity or the program itself before you see this piece, then you will probably enjoy yourself and laugh very hard. But if you know ahead of time what he claims are his artistic goals for the production, by the end you may be… disappointed, bewildered, incredulous, perplexed, even irritated.

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