We asked each of our writers to cast their thoughts as “bravos” and “boos.” As you’ll see, some of them found it easier to do than others. Be that as it may, we proudly present essays by Ken Herman, Kris Eitland, Bill Eadie, David Dixon, Martin Jones Westlin, and Welton Jones.
San Diego dance leaps into the new year with giant jellyfish sets, interactive opera motifs, Dave Brubeck, and dance on film. If that’s not enough, try Irish jigs and dance inspired by Japanese poetry. What is OQ?
…two men presenting dances with choirs over the same May weekend in Southern California — John Malashock at the Forum at UC San Diego, and Mark Morris at the Barclay at UC Irvine. Their aesthetic is remarkably similar and divergent. If you wished they could sit in on each others’ rehearsals, get in line…
Feathery light Ana da Costa was most pleasing as the ordinary peasant girl Giselle who dies of a broken heart when she discovers that her lover is engaged to another woman. Tall and gallant, Trystan Merrick gave Ms. da Costa superb support as Albrecht, and he inserted theatrical details to expand his character from a two-timing cad to a remorseful young man consumed with guilt