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Royal Ballet Review

June 25, 2009 The Royal Ballet began their Kennedy Center run this week with a mixed program showcasing the company’s strength and versatility. The company is the resident ballet at London’s Covent Garden and is one of the leading dance companies in the world. The ballet offerings ranged from the starkly beautiful “Chroma” by Wayne […]

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A Fine Balance

The Sensual S–Experiencing Anish Kapoor’s sculpture through movement Recently, I was invited to lead a movement workshop to explore Anish Kapoor’s S-Curve sculpture that is currently on display at the Smithsonian. Dakshina’s senior dancers assisted me in preparing for the workshop and we discovered how masterfully Kapoor used the very still S-Curve to create movement […]

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S-Curve Feedback

Dakshina lead an interactive workshop with Anish Kapoor’s S-Curve Sculpture at the Sackler Gallery in June. Here are the comments from one participant. Hello Mr. Singh, I just wanted to write and say how much I enjoyed the Sensual S workshop you and the dancers of Dakshina led on Saturday. It greatly enhanced my enjoyment […]

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Joe Goode Review

Joe Goode: Signature or Formulaic? Sunday, May 3, 2009 at 12:43am Joe Goode Performance Group danced at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center on May 1-2, 2009 and presented excerpts from his 1996 piece Maverick and the area premiere of Wonderboy. Based in San Francisco, Goode has been exploring and showcasing movement theater works that […]

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Paul Taylor Review

Paul Taylor: Speaking in Code Monday, March 30, 2009 at 11:21pm Paul Taylor dance company presented three newer works for their Kennedy Center program including “De Suenos,” “De Suenos Que Se Repiten,” and “Beloved Renegade,” his tribute to Walt Whitman. The program showed a breadth of Taylor’s strengths from his quirky dark side to his […]

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Bill T Jones Review

Bill T Jones: Answering the call, throwing down the gauntlet Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at 11:14am It is humbling to watch genius unfold itself. And that is the what the masterful artist (not just choreographer) Bill T. Jones does. He allows the best effort unfold in each one of his multi-talented collaborators. The Bill T. […]

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Nrityagram Review

The Legacy Continues Friday, March 20, 2009 at 5:09pm Nrityagram took the stage at Strathmore tonight, and from the opening invocation to the closing celebration it was a study in subtlety and perfection. The company lives in a modern day ashram setting where they devote their lives to dance, music and literature. The dancers displayed […]

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Abou Lagaraa Review

Allegoria Stanza falls short Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at 11:05pm Abou Lagaraa presented his France based dance company in Allegoria Stanza this evening at the Kennedy Center as part of the Arts Arabesques Festival. Lagraa uses hip-hop, and contemporary movement in this evening length production and attempts to show a crossing of boundaries through these […]

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ABT Review

ABT: Mixed bag of performances Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 10:16pm Last night’s mixed repertory program at the Kennedy Center by American Ballet Theater was uneven but thankfully saved by the genius of Tudor’s work. The program featured Allegro Brillante by Balanchine, Flames of Paris by Vainonen, Pillar of Fire by Tudor and Brief Fling […]

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David Roussève Review

David Roussève’s Saudade Saturday, February 7, 2009 at 12:27am Saudade differs from nostalgia in that whereas nostalgia involves a mixed happy and sad feeling for the lost memories, saudade involves the hope that what is being longed for might return. Saudade has been described as a “vague and constant desire for something that does not […]

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