From the instant the male dancers spring from the wings in the allegro first movement of Felix Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No. 1.... world class dancing was on display.
Sorry to be so crass, but that is a gross overstatement. Many nice dancers are in this company, but the term "world class" should not be bandied about so easily.
With longtime dancing colleagues Nahat and Smuin still active, creative forces, the San Francisco Bay Area is not far behind the leading edge in the development of modern dance in America, and the world.
I would be surprised in Mr. Nahat and Mr. Smuin regarded themselves as "modern dance" choreographers. Perhaps "contemporary" is a better word?
PS: I saw this show Saturday night. Shinju was wonderful.