Review of spring dance theater

Like ethereal creatures of the night, they glide across the stage, and bend, twist and leap with aplomb. The choreography itself is gorgeous, the score quite the opposite. Richard Best performed the second section as a solo. Set in an urban environment, Surface brings six young black men together in a thunderous storm, their faces hidden under hooded coats.

She skirts the stage, whipping those ruffles, coming to a halt and then turning in arabesque, every moment delineated. The combination of pedestrian movements with powerful spoken word phrases quickly engaged the audience, speaking to the universality of misogyny.

A lot goes on in these six sections and some images will linger long: Prevalence of a Ritual. We get the one arm holding onto an invisible subway pole, bodies jerking. The rest of the person cast entered the stage for the second movement involving partnering and quick lifts.

However, as two women sat on a bench in the downstage right corner to begin the third movement, I immediately became entranced.


Quirky details like a heel wobble with hangman arms reappeared, just to be quickly dismissed by swirling turns and controlled falls.

A twangy soundtrack led two dancers in a casual slow dance.

With three world premieres, excitement saturated the Wyly Theatre and bled onto the stage as dancers embraced this challenge and opportunity. Visually stunning, the second movement began with six chairs in perfect alignment, waiting to be occupied by six women clothed in black dresses.

They trade places several times, sometimes swaying on the ropes, but at the end Echo returns to the ground, ignored by Narcissus.

All are interesting and thought-provoking; only two are truly enjoyable. Culminating into a series of sensual grabs, rolls, and hugs; the tension between the couples eventually exploded as the blackout fell.

The steps themselves are very physical, with running, pushing and pulling beginning before the lights even go down in the auditorium. The gooey, juicy movement quality combined with the innuendos and comedic insertions provided a dreamy, yet complicated look at blooming desire. Lighting for dance is especially tricky as the goal is to provide light sources from many angles to capture the three-dimensionality of the human form.

The sheer erotic energy is evident in everything from the Mozart piano concerto, to the near-nonexistent costuming showcasing each well-toned muscle, and the elastic shapes formed by the dancers.Jul 18,  · Mr.

Skybell is Tevye in the National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene production. Credit Sara Krulwich/The New York Times Yiddish, of course, is the language Tevye and his neighbors would have spoken in Anatevka, a fictional shtetl modeled on real ones near Kiev in what is now Jesse Green.

Mar 17,  · Hubbard Street Dance Chicago at the Harris Theatre with "Spring Series," a pep talk for March.

REVIEW: University of Nevada, Reno Department of Theater and Dance’s Spring Dance Concert

3 stars Arts & Entertainment Theater Loop Dance Review: Hubbard's 'Spring Series' dances to the end. Spring Lake Theatre Company, Spring Lake, NJ. K likes. Spring Lake Theatre Company is known for producing Broadway-quality performances with Jump to.

Sections of this page. Spring Lake Theatre is the absolute perfect place for your child to dance and perform/5(). In its Spring Dance Concert, the USF Dance Department continues to outdo itself in the skill and artistry of its performances. Theater Visual Art Words Review: USF Spring Dance Concert.

Home Dance Review: Howard University’s Spring Dance when I saw the final perfomance of Howard University’s Spring Dance Concert Ira Aldridge Theater –. May 22,  · The gas-chamber dance is Wayne McGregor’s “AfteRite,” set to Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring.” The spin-and-hop period one was a preview of two excerpts from Marius Petipa’s “Harlequinade” (), to Riccardo Drigo’s score, as staged by Alexei Ratmansky.

Review of spring dance theater
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