Tag: Dance

“A Streetcar Named Desire” — a review of the Scottish Ballet’s riveting production

The Scottish Ballet‘s production of A Streetcar Named Desire begins with Blanche, wearing a white wedding dress, desperately reaching for a single bulb dangling overhead. She’s a fragile moth (a potent symbol here in the American South), but we know…

Gravity & Other Myths brings thrilling acrobatics to Spoleto 2014 — a review

I would love to know the subset of human beings who can: A) solve a Rubik’s cube in a couple of minutes, AND B) do the last few moves behind their backs, AND C) accomplish those tasks while standing on…

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago at Spoleto USA 2014 — a review

First things first: if you ever go to some sort of cultural programming at the College of Charleston’s TD Arena, buy your tickets early and get as close to the stage as possible. A friend and I had a pretty…

Savannah Dance Festival presents Alex Ketley’s “No Hero” on Saturday at the Jepson

I’ve written a lot about Savannah’s potential as a hub for modern dance, so I’m thrilled that the Savannah Dance Festival is presenting No Hero, a piece by choreographer Alex Ketley that will be performed by dancers from his company…

Spoleto review: Le Grand C by Compagnie XY

After a disappointing first show on Saturday afternoon, my friend Adrienne and I walked a few blocks through town to the Memminger Auditorium for Compagnie XY’s Le Grand C. It was an auspicious Spoleto debut for the French troupe Compagnie…

Compagnie Käfig at Spoleto: engaging, kinetic performance in a terrible venue

A friend and I attended the Spoleto USA performance by Compagnie Käfig on Saturday afternoon. The good-natured show was peppered with moments bordering on brilliance, as the 11 male dancers muscled and spun their way through the two long dances…

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company makes powerful Savannah debut

Play and Play: An Evening of Movement and Music” by the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company thrilled the audience last night in the lush, gorgeous Lucas Theatre. Even with two weeks left for the Savannah Music Festival, it’s safe…

Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Company will kick off 2013 Savannah Music Festival

The 60-year old Bill T. Jones is a towering figure of the dance world, with both a MacArthur “Genius” Award (1994) and Kennedy Center Honors (2010) among his credits.

“First Position”: acclaimed dance documentary screening by Psychotronic Film Society in benefit for Savannah Dance Festival

The 2011 documentary First Position “follows six young dancers from around the world as they prepare for the Youth America Grand Prix, one of the most prestigious ballet competitions in the world.”

Savannah Dance Festival 4th of July flash mob on River Street (79 photos)

One of the highlights of my 4th of July was the 6 p.m. flash mob by the Savannah Dance Festival at Rousakis Plaza on River Street.

Sneak peek of upcoming new work from Gallim Dance

A “sneak peek” of a photoshoot with Gallim Dance (founded and directed by Andrea Miller) of a piece premiering in June at the Joyce Theater in NYC — dancers put it all out there, huh?

The romance of Casablanca at the Savannah Dance Festival’s first big party and fundraiser

Click here for my November blog post about some of the developments regarding the Savannah Dance Festival, which will be held October 18th to 20th. Click here to visit the SDF website. For more background, click here to read my…

NYC’s Gallim Dance brings “Blush” to Atlanta on Jan. 28

Check out The Next Level Squad’s “Zilla March”, produced by Yak Films

This video speaks for itself. I suggest going full screen: