From the San Jose Mercury News.
Focusing on its five choreographer-dancers, sjDANCEco treated its mostly student audience to a multi-perspective demonstration of artistic growth Thursday at San Jose State University. After four years, the company now needs to stretch beyond the cocoon of the campus community.
With five world premieres and the two solos (by Mary Forrest and Bih Tau Sung) that garnered the ensemble's 2006 ChoreoProject Awards, sjDANCEco's latest ``Making Dance Happen'' concert was ambitious and well-run. If only organizers could get the audience to arrive on time at tonight's repeat performance.
Not surprisingly, given the different points of view and levels of experience, not all the pieces were equally successful. The bouquet has to go to Maria Basile, whose ``Birthing the Ascension'' closed the evening on a high note.