★★★✰✰ Program II of the Fall for Dance festival features premieres by Dormeshia and Kyle Abraham, plus excerpts of works by Balanchine and Lar Lubovitch...
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Heather Desaulniers dips into the San Francisco Dance Film Festival and reviews three programmes: Merely Marvelous: The Dancing Genius of Gwen Verdon (★★★★✰), Dance Goes On (★★★✰✰) and Uprooted – The Journey of Jazz Dance (★★★★★)
★★★★✰ What impresses overall is the clarity of the technique; the precision and control it requires. And the way it enlarges the dancers, distilling their strengths, stretching them to the limit.
Marina Harss with her personal selection of New York dance memories this last year...
★★★✰✰ Evaluating works in progress is a peculiar exercise. Without knowing what parts of a dance are complete or still conceptual, or where they fit within the context of a larger yet to be created piece a review is a guessing game.
★★★★✰ Structure and meaning lie at the heart of O’Connor’s work. With Undersweet he has achieved a perfect balance.
★★★✰✰ With this first season, Sofranko has proved himself a good curator of choreographic and dance talent, with a preference for loveliness in movement and movers.
Pam Tanowitz Dance – the story progresses as if in a dream of glittering surfaces, Heaven on One’s Head – New York
★★★✰✰ "There are choreographers who make one go hot and cold, and one of those, for me, is Pam Tanowitz."
Choreographer Gerald Casel describes his new work, Splinters in Our Ankles, as an exploration of the tinikling, a lively folk dance of the Philippines.
Overall I thought this was another move forward for Tindall - he can grab our attention theatrically and also provide visceral choreographic texture.
I thoroughly applaud the move to widen the choreographic vocabulary of what they present and I hope they can tour such a bill in future. A bravo to David Nixon (AD) and Mark Skipper (Chief Exec) for making this happen...
Gallery – Northern Ballet in Concerto Six Twenty-Two, Concertante, Luminous Junc-ture Mixed Programme
Gallery by Dave Morgan...
Stravinsky’s is a bitter tale with folk roots, about a soldier (played by the convincingly guileless, agile Tom Pecinka) returning home from the front who is sidetracked by the devil....
The Chicago Dancing Festival today announces that free tickets for the Festival’s 6th annual series of dance performances will become available to the general public beginning Tuesday, July 17.
Lubovitch’s signature ...a style whose free-flowing, cascading and highly musical movement qualities appear as effortless to dance as beautiful.