They Don’t Do Those Here: DOUBLE VISION’s Residency in Vienna

…discussion of good versus bad dance, only what these new perspectives and unique views meant to the observer. One performance that particularly struck me was Krõõt Juurak’s Once Upon, a…

Art, Dance, Theory, and Perception

…to better understand the perception of consciousness, movement, intuition. Lisa did these workshops, and I gave lectures, and there were discussions. That was really my first encounter with dance, with…

Deborah Slater Dance Theater Celebrates 20 Years

their life, or they’re right there in the moment or they’re looking towards the future. The piece is made up of many poems and each poem is its own little…

Looking at Home From Both Sides of the Equator

…stay with one teacher, one choreographer, one studio… as if flocking to a guru. Some teachers there will tell their dancers that they have to learn one technique – their…

Parangal Passes It On

the Shelayan ritual on stage inside a crowded theater, healing the sick on the swaying sinalimba against a backdrop of moonlight provided by the production’s skilled lighting designer. With close…

Sailing Away: Joanna Haigood Choreographs San Francisco History

the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts—inside the Forum, which stands over their original footprints. In the case of Sailing Away, the Shoreline Plaque at Market and Battery indicates the

Reality in Black Swan or Just a Lot of B.S.?

…found myself deeply disappointed by the onslaught of cliches and stereotypes depicted in the film–the lecherous artistic director, the bulimia, the bitchy competitiveness, the coquettish innocence of the young dancer,…

Glancing at the Stars

…of Kathryn Roszak’s “The Star Dances.” This event is a celebration of the International Year of Astronomy—honoring the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s first use of the telescope in 1609. “The

The Consummate Conversationalist: An Interview with Monique Jenkinson

…pieces have their integrity–and of course some of them fail–but the creative risk and experimentation is tremendously useful for my craft. KM: There seems to be a common assumption that…

Excavating a Unique Pairing: Between Joti Singh and ZenΓ³n BarrΓ³n

the midst of their preparations for the November 13 -14 premiere of Half and Halves—their first production, which takes its name from the slang term used for the children of…