Rachel Howard reviews the encore of te Lines Ballet with the Shaolin monks. As far as gimmicks go, this has got to be the gimmick-iest.
From the SF Chronicle.
Dance review: Lines Ballet with Shaolin monks
Rachel Howard, Chronicle Dance Correspondent
Friday, May 30, 2008
Usually the phrase "back by popular demand" is just so much marketing spin, but apparently the word really has gotten out about Lines Ballet's collaboration with Shaolin monks. This week's entire encore run of "Long River High Sky" at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater is sold out, and Wednesday's opening-night audience was on its feet the moment the curtain fell.
Most of the cheers during the two-hour show went to the monks' more acrobatic kung fu feats: propeller-legged jumps, lightning-fast punches, landed on the crown of the head. But after one quartet exclusively by Lines' own exquisite dancers, an irrepressible lone enthusiast shouted "Bravo!," and more power to him.