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MAY
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Review: Mark Morris - Pepperland

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Music and Dance
Sgt. Pepper at 50; Mark Morris at Eternity

Mark Morris, originally from Seattle, emerged at a time when Seattle was a hotbed for new music and emerging choreography. At that point in time, contemporary dance was also emerging from a period dominated by two generations of astoundingly creative choreographers who had tended to emphasis a stripped down visual sensibility, with rampant minimalism, and a narrowing of means in order to generate severe, instantly recognized personal styles.

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MAR
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Review: Compañía Nacional de Danza

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Kayoko Everhart as Carmen and Daan Vervoort as Don José .Photo by David Bazemore
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Dance
UCSB Arts & Lectures presented Spain’s national dance company, Compañía Nacional de Danza, for its contemporary adaptation of Carmen over two nights, Tuesday, March 6 and Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at The Granada Theatre.
 
While the dancers possessed great skill and gave theatrical performances, the piece as a whole fell short of a truly contemporary retelling.
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MAR
16
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Review: Orpheus and Eurydice

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 Maxim Mironov (right) as Orpheus, with dancers from the Joffrey Ballet, in LA Opera's 2018 production of “Orpheus and Eurydice.” Photo Credit: Ken Howard
 
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Dance
Beyond The 805
LA Opera joined forces with The Joffrey Ballet to put on Orpheus and Eurydice at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Accented with beautiful singing, dynamic set pieces, and expressive dancing in inventive costumes, this performance of Orpheus and Eurydice puts a modern twist to the classic Greek tale but unfortunately gets held back from its fullest potential by a few flaws in execution.
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MAR
13
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Review: Joffrey Ballet's "Romeo & Juliet"

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Dance
Beyond The 805
The Joffrey Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet performed at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion is a dynamic, contemporary take on the classic ballet. From the various costumes and settings spanning the 1930s, 1950s, and 1990s to the contemporary twists to the ballet choreography, watching Joffrey Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet is a refreshing and captivating experience.
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MAR
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Review: FLAX’s The Dialectic of the Stars Bodies 2

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Dance
Beyond The 805
 
The penultimate evening of FLAX’s The Dialectic of the Stars Bodies2 features choreographer and dancer Noé Soulier. Fabien Danesi, the curator of the series, describes LA as “both cinematographic and paradisiac, but also artificial”. His inspiration for The Dialectic of the stars draws a star in Los Angeles: a place of contradiction, hallucination and mystery, at once “political and poetic.” I keep his portrait of Los Angeles at the forefront as he introduces Soulier.
 
 
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JAN
22
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Ligia Lewis' minor matter at REDCAT

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Dance
Beyond The 805
The dance starts and ends with black, the absence or complete absorption of visible light. What happens in between is red; as the second installation of a three part performance, minor matter is a fervent outpouring of joy giving life to rage, rage to joy.
 
 
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SEP
25
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Dance: Anaїs by Mixed eMotion Theatrix

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Dance
Anaїs by Mixed eMotion Theatrix
9 September 2017 -- The greatest strengths of Anaїsa Dance Opera,  other than the conception and timing of doing this work at this time to begin with, is, first, the work of both the lead dancer, Kate Coleman, and the voice, Holly Sedillos, at its center.  Second, the choice of doing it with a minimal set backed by a projection scrim and using live and recorded sound, in short, a multi-media piece.
 
 
 
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AUG
04
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"BalletNow" Review

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With a star-studded cast, BalletNow featured a diverse selection of pieces curated by Tiler Peck, principal dancer for New York City Ballet. Ranging from traditional ballet to more contemporary to jazz, the show that graced the Music Center stage would delight newcomers and experienced audience members alike.
 
 
 
 
James Whiteside and Isabella Boylston perform Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet
 
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FEB
13
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Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca

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Hailed by critics for their transcendent and deeply emotional performances, Noche Flamenca embodies the essence, complexity and mystery of flamenco.
 
Fronted by the incomparable Soledad Barrio, a Bessie Award-winning dancer acclaimed for her “smoldering, do-or-die flamenco passion” (The New York Times), this group of commanding dancers and musicians have earned accolades the world over. As a leading flamenco touring company, they embody a truly communal spirit, giving all aspects of flamenco – dance, song and music – equal weight as they seamlessly integrate each component into one spell-binding experience. Noche Flamenca’s vitality, energy and passion expresses the very heart and soul of the art form.

 
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MAR
15
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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in two spectacular programs at The Arlington Theatre

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theaters Akua Noni Parker and Jamar Roberts. Photo by Andrew Eccles
The incomparable Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will bring the “traditional Ailey virtues of strength, beauty and passion” (The New York Times) to an exquisite collection of contemporary favorites and spirit-lifting classics. This extraordinary company, designated by a U.S. Congressional resolution as “a vital American cultural ambassador to the world” that celebrates the uniqueness of the African-American cultural experience and the preservation and enrichment of the American modern dance heritage, will display its prowess in an eclectic repertory including as Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain while breathing fresh life into Ailey’s masterpiece Revelations 
 
 
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