Michael Reid and John Paul Lawson are both big, powerful athlete-dancers, and they combine all that power with clean, graceful lines, making their pirouettes and wheeling leaps the highlight of Axxiom Dance Collective’s show at the Vine on Sunday evening.
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On the last day of the San Diego Fringe Festival, there’s still one more chance to see “Oyster Boy” (today at 5 p.m.) and “The Desperate Characters of Mercer County” (6:30 p.m.), both at Space 4 Art. Both shows have their charms, for instance, the Greek/Hawaiian chorus in “Oyster Boy.”
Internationally known for its complex, provocative work and technically stunning dancers, Lux Boreal is a very hot ticket at the San Diego Fringe Festival. Very hot and very bleak.
It’s brilliant that the premiere San Diego Fringe Festival is presenting what amounts to a Philip-Dimitri Galas retrospective. An incandescently talented artist, Galas invented his own genre, “avante-vaudeville,” to describe his combination of physical theater and explosive, poetic language, and the term seems Fringe-perfect.
How better to kick off San Diego’s first-ever Fringe Festival than with a play that’s zany and bawdy, features human and puppet grotesques, and has a century-old absurdist pedigree? “Ubu Roi” (King Ubu) by French author Alfred Jarry premiered officially in 1896 (unofficially, Jarry staged it as a puppet play in 1888 when he was […]
You Are Here gets my vote for PGK’s best location ever. The dance was more of a mixed bag at PGK’s “Welcome to Summer” show last Friday.