A review of “Gems of the Medici” now on view at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana. The exhibition features carved gems, medallions, and gold amassed by the Medici—Renaissance Italy’s most famous and powerful family. The exhibition features important ancient cameos from the Hellenistic and Roman eras along with spectacular gems made during the Renaissance and Baroque periods.
Everything else that isn’t a critical review
The best thing about London theatre is that there is so much of it. There is commercial theatre, clustered in the West End around Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus, there are several institutional theatre companies, most notably the National Theatre, which operates from expansive facilities on the south bank of the Thames, right at the Waterloo Bridge. And, there are theatre companies doing cutting edge work, often in venues that are off the beaten track…
“In Limón, the line is balletic, but from a different principal,” he said. “You oppose constant gravity; stretch an arm in one direction, and a leg in the other. It’s classical Humphrey-Weidman opposition. The struggle makes us human. I am Mexican and male, but I live in America and share my life with a woman. Those oppositions create people, and powerful dance.”
There’s been general consensus that the New York theatre season has been a middling one. Little of a groundbreaking nature opened on Broadway, though some interesting work appeared off-Broadway. Nevertheless, even a mediocre season on Broadway produces enough of interest to keep one busy over what amounted to a long weekend (shows Friday evening, three on Saturday, and two the following Wednesday)…
New painting exhibitions at three La Jolla galleries are within easy walking distance from a single parking spot on Girard Avenue. R.B. Stevenson Gallery features a group show, Scott White Contemporary Art has a solo-show by San Diego artist Gail Roberts, and another solo-show at Quint Gallery features works by L.A.-based artist Mara De Luca.
Listening to Jacques Heim talk about hefty structures used in his choreography is fascinating, not because he’s also driving through the concrete jungles of Los Angeles, or that he’s the artistic director of the leaping and flying Diavolo Dance Theater based there. It’s his vibrant accent and his obsession with architecture.