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
Filled with provocative physicality and adult themes, Malashock/RAW4, is known as the soft-porn of San Diego dance programs. Now in its 4th year, the hit series hits the Lyceum Stage Nov. 14-16 with daring and bruising new works by John Malashock, Michael Mizerany, and Andy Noble.
“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.”
Ideas for dance often come from nature. In “Bare Arm Branches,” Blythe Barton creates a stark forest narrative: six women scramble to protect their precious potted trees and ultimately find common ground. Set to a collection of indie favorites by artists such as Andrew Bird, “Bare Arm Branches” opened with the sound of birds chirping […]