It’s called the Point Loma pause: the 10 or so seconds when a plane roars over Point Loma, and you have to stop mid-sentence. Every time it happened during “Ikaros,” the piece that Third Rail Projects created for the WOW Festival, the three performers went into stillness and looked up. I looked up, too, seeing this everyday occurrence as if with fresh eyes; marveling at the miracle of flight.
Nearly 100 dancers auditioned in July, and Isaacs’ San Diego Dance Theater hired about 50 dancers. Six choreographers selected dancers to perform along the trolley line for two weekends, Sept. 27 and 28, and Oct. 5 and 6. They’ll dance five times daily along an expanding light-rail system. Choreographers include: Jeremy Zapanta, Kevin Jenkins, Anjanette Maraya-Ramey, Lara Segura, Angel Acuna, and Regula Mahler…
The performance by the Mark Morris Dance Group at Summerfest last week was like a loaf of artisan rye bread—dense, complex, chewy. The evening at the Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center was so packed with dance, music, and ideas, I would have like multiple viewings: once to focus on Morris’s choreography and brilliant movers, once for the world-renowned Summerfest musicians, and a third time to lose myself in the thrilling voice of countertenor John Holiday.
Eye, ear, and imagination have never been so simultaneously deluged in SummerFest’s 33 years of programming as they were Wednesday, August 21, with the Mark Morris Dance Group taking center stage at The Conrad.
Choreographer Hector Guerero brings every distinctive finger snap and threatening melee from the source, Jerome Robbins…You may have seen the show before, but it’s danced wonderfully here…
Litvak Dance excels at storytelling, turning dances into intimate narratives. And Emily Miller is a gem, not only a powerful mover but a wonderfully mobile-faced actor whose pout could be a weapon. Those were my top takeaways from “Small Dances,” the program Litvak did at the Vine Theater last weekend.