The articles being published today reflect that viewpoints of several of our writers on the San Diego Arts scene at the end of 2017. You’ll find each piece as a separate publication on the San Diego Story site. We’re posting them alphabetically by the author’s last name…
Assembling our year-end feature for SanDiegostory.com is rewarding. Our archives are filled with pages about amazing performances, dancers, choreographers, musicians, costumers, designers, and directors. Dozens of local and touring troupes filled stages and outdoor spaces…
Wendy Whelan’s duet “First Fall” with Brian Brooks has grown to a new suite, “Some of a Thousand Words,” and the string quartet Brooklyn Rider performs with them LIVE
Powerful movers with bodybuilder thighs, Malpaso Dance presented one of the most satisfying dances I’ve ever seen—”Indomitable Waltz” by Aszure Barton.
New company members Iago Breschi and Elizabeth Fittro—and a stunning apprentice, Marta Kelly—brought excitement to City Ballet of San Diego’s show last weekend. And veteran dancer Ariana Gonzalez, looking like she had WD-40 in her shoulders, was at the top of her game.
Trisha Brown’s dance, in “In Plain Site,” is plain the way Shaker art or a Zen rock garden is plain: Brown stripped movement to its essence, creating series of clean, simple gestures, often performed in silence. It’s simple and impeccable … “heroism of the ordinary.” And it moved me to tears.