the dance scene in the San Francisco Bay Area
22 , 2003
September 29, 2003: Yes! This is
still last week's edition. We've moved!!!
We now have a site for all three branches of our online
reviews section of DanceView: The
DanceView Times, where DanceViewWest, DanceViewNY
and DanceViewDC now live. We'll be moving these
files there eventually. In the meantime, come
take a peak!
week, Paul Paris reviews Akram Khan and Ann Murphy,
Delwaide (for DanceViewWest) and there are reviews from
the other cities as well.
DanceViewWest will still have its own home. If you
like, you can just bookmark that portion of the site.
And we're still committed to covering the San Francisco
Bay Area -- nothing has changed except the location.
This consolidation, we hope, will increase the readership
of all three section, and help us all to become aware
of what's going in dance around the country-- and the
world (we'll have occasional guest columns from people
in Europe, Asia and the Middle East).
Oakland's Exasperating Ballet
September 12-13, 2003
by Paul Parish
ago, my colleague Ann Murphy wrote a piece called "Oakland's
hit the nail on the head. That is the perennial subject.
could hardly be otherwise, given the size of their budget.
They're a regional ballet company that often used to
dance with more elan and conviction than companies in
the big leagues, at least for the last ballet on the
program, after leaving you yawning for the first hour.
You went with that because A) there were only so many
dancers; B) they didn't have the rehearsal time nor
the new shoes nor even a stage with any great depth
or width or even enough lighting instruments, despite
the glamour of the art-deco Paramount Theater they usually
performed in, which they could never fill; and C) because
they would always do something that would take your
breath away before the evening was out.
Lend Me Your Eyes (Empresta-me Teus Olhos)
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
September 17, 2003
by Rita Felciano
its first Bay Area appearance, as part of the San Francisco
International Arts Festival, Quasar Dance Company from
Brazil gave its audience two shows for the price of
one. Lend Me Your Eyes’ (Empresta-me Teus Olhos)
trajectory switched gears mid-stream so drastically
that the piece might as well have been cut into two.
Each half ran on its own track without enough of a connective
tissue to hold the two sections together beyond the
fact that the dancers used a similar vocabulary. This
was an evening where you had to be satisfied with spectacular
dancing. If Henrique Rodovalho’s choreography had been
up to the level of his extraordinary dancers, it might
have been an exceptional show.
With Lend Me, Rodovalho set himself the task
of presenting two opposing ways of life: the city vs.
the village, in anonymity or within a community. Not
exactly original, these ideas have floated around since
the early 19th century when cities lost their allure
as places of safety. What was moderately interesting
was the consistency with which Rodovalho realized the
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2003 by danceviewwest
October 8, 2003
|what's on this week
23: WOMEN’S WORK SERIES
The bi-monthly showcase presents Joe Landini and Eliza
Perkins in “Score;” Vicki Gunter and Carla Service in
“Keys;” NATya Indian Dance in “Shakti” (“Energy Entity”);
Candace M. Younghan’s “In Her Silence;” and Ellie Leonhart
in “Take My Space.”
Sept. 23, 8pm, Venue 9, 252 Ninth St., San Francisco,
(415) 289-2000, www.venue9.com.
SEPT 26: PECK PECK DANCE ENSEMBLE
The company performs works investigating issues of identity
as part of an AIRSpace residency.
Sept. 26, 8pm, Jon Sims Center for the Arts, 1519 Mission
St., San Francisco, (415) 554-0402, www.jonsimscenter.org.
SEPT 26-28: COLLABORATION! DANCE AND MUSIC 2003
Ten pair of choreographers and composers premiere new
work. The choreographers? Carmen Carnes, Doree Susanne
Clark, Jamaica Janowicz, Cynthia Anne Krempetz, Joe
Landini, Amber Megan McCall, Janie Mikalunus, Charlotte
Moraga, Sharlyn Sawyer, and Lyya Tawil.
Sept. 26-27, 7:30pm, Sept. 28, 2pm, Marin Center Showcase
Theater, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, (415) 499-6800,
SEPT 26-28: SONYA DELWAIDE
This Montreal transplant’s dances can be quirky, cinematic,
or gut-wrenching, but they’re almost always beautifully
constructed. Six guest dancers from Quebec join Delwaide
in her final stage performance for five Bay Area premieres
and the duet “Du Balcon,” with Jason Caldeira.
Sept. 26-27, 8pm, Sept. 28, 7pm, ODC Theater, 3153 17th
St., San Francisco, (415) 863-9834, www.odcdance.org.
Listings courtesy of IN DANCE, a FREE monthly publication
of Dancers' Group at http://www.dancersgroup.org
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