Cas Public - 'Diary' ('Journal intimé)
by David Mead -- May 8, 2008, Patrick Centre, Birmingham, UK
“Diary” (or “Journal intimé” as it was originally known in Québec) was originally commissioned with adolescent or teenage audiences in mind. As choreographer Hélène Blackburn explained after the show however, that wasn’t exactly at the forefront of her mind when making the piece. As she quite rightly said, it can be difficult to trace a dividing line. And although you can see why it might work especially well with teenagers, it equally works pretty well on other levels too.
The Tehreema Mitha Dance Company - 'Across All Borders: A Choreography with Freedom'
by Carmel Morgan -- April 27, 2008, The Lyceum Museum, Alexandria, Virginia
Tehreema Mitha came to the United States in search of choreographic freedom. She had pushed the envelope as far as she could in her native Pakistan, where she headed the country’s only dance company. Mitha learned classical Indian Bharatanatyam-style dance from her mother, Indu Mitha, a noted teacher and performer. She is a gifted performer with a hunger for experimentation as well as traditional dance.
'Phantom Rose' -- a hybrid Chinese Afro-Caribbean Dance
by Margaret Chan -- February 14-16, 2008, The Al Green Theatre, Toronto, Canada
On February 14 – 16, 2008, the Little Pear Garden Collective presented three nights of dance performances to celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Rat. Showcasing traditional and contemporary Chinese dance, six dances were performed each night at the Al Green Theatre, Toronto.
225th Anniversary of the Mariinsky Theatre
- 16th Annual White Nights Festival
by Catherine Pawlick -- May 13, 2008, Mariinsky Theater, St. Petersburg
Bay Area Response
- 'Identity Shifts'
by Toba Singer -- May 8, 2008, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Forum, San Francisco
San Francisco Ballet - New Works Festival Program B: Mark Morris, James Kudelka, Stanton Welch, Julia Adam
by Becca Hirschman -- April 26, 2008, War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco
San Francisco Ballet
- New Works Festival Program C: Margaret Jenkins, Val Caniparoli, Jorma Elo
-- May 3, 2008, War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco
Word Dance Theater
- 'The Dances of Isadora Duncan'
by Carmel Morgan -- May 1, 2008, The Dennis and Phillip Ratner Museum, Bethesda, Maryland
by Lori Ibay -- April 26, 2008, Merriam Theater, Philadelphia
Oregon Ballet Theatre
- Mom, Apple Pie, and Art: OBT's American Program
-- April 26, 2008, Portland, Oregon
'Carlos in Cuba'
by Stuart Sweeney -- April 9, 2008, Coliseum, London
by Leland Windreich -- February 22, 2008, Norman Rothstein Theatre, Vancouver, B.C.
Cloud Gate Dance Theatre
- 'Moon Water'
by David Mead -- April 16, 2008, Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
Leine & Roebana
- 'Sporen' ('Traces')
by Carmel Morgan -- April 19, 2008, Dance Place, Washington, DC
Richard Alston Dance Company
by Annie Wells -- April 2, 2008, Brighton Dome, Brighton, UK
Doug Varone and Dancers
by Becca Hirschman -- April 20, 2008, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
· 2008 Vail International Dance Festival
July 27 - August 10, 2008, Vail Colorado
The Festival presents a fantastic array of dance: from Paul Taylor Dance Company to Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company, from Pacific Northwest Ballet to Noche Flamenca, from Keigwin + Company to Buckets and Tap Shoes, and from the brilliant stars of the International Evenings to the thrilling champions of Ballroom’s Best.
New York City Ballet in Saratoga
July 8 - 26, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, New York
NYCB will once again perform outdoors in Saratoga.