City Ballet co-directors Elizabeth and Steven Wistrich have danced and staged “Carmina Burana” many times over the years, but none as grand as the version presented this weekend at the Spreckels.
April’s been a good month for dance, and the run isn’t over yet. The bonanza included two nights of Alvin Ailey at Copley Symphony Hall (April 9 and 10, both reviewed by Sandiegostory.com) and 12 nights of eclectic performances at the White Box Live Arts Fest (April 5-21).
It’s not easy to preserve the past and appeal to a 21st century audience at the same time. The heirs of Alvin Ailey’s legacy continue to find balance by pairing commissioned new works with a golden oldie that has become a cultural phenomenon.
The four films shown at “Dance for Camera” at SDSU on Saturday ranged from accomplished and charming to problematic. Even the less successful work was interesting, though, and guess what? There’s a dance film scene happening locally.
The series “San Diego Dances” started with winking and whimsical warnings as dancers hit the concrete basement floor of 3rd Space, a funky hidden away working club on Park Blvd. that offered multiple levels and views. In the realm of old health class films, a voice warned viewers to turn off cell phones and “leave photography […]