Category Archives: VideoReview

From the Heart

Natasha Ridley, choreographer and dancer, presents the world premiere of “From the Heart” with music by Ron Zuckerman, at the the Fishlowitz Cultural Center – Poway, Ca, on August 31st, 2013.

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Gypsy Tarantella

Natasha Ridley Dance presents Gypsy Tarantella, with music by Ron Zuckerman, at the the Fishlowitz Cultural Center – Poway, Ca, on August 31st, 2013. Dancers: Maria Mendenhall, Gia-Rose Strada and Natasha Ridley.

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Reflections

Reflections, choreographed by Viviana Alcazar and danced by Desiree Cuizon to music by Ron Zuckerman, was presented at the the Fishlowitz Cultural Center – Poway, Ca, on August 31st, 2013.

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La Mantovana in Dance

Ethnic dancers are featured in the La Montovana in Dance. The original, was a wildly popular Renaissance melody (late 1500s’s), that Shakespeare may have hummed and Thomas Jefferson played on his fiddle. Virtually every European country adapted the melody in … Continue reading

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Collision Course – a.k.a. Pillow Talk

Maida Withers Dance Construction Company presented Collision Course – A.K.A. Pillow Talk on Dec. 8, 2012, at the Betts Marvin Theatre in Washington, D.C. This full length dance-theater work about the fiction and reality of LUV for the digital age, … Continue reading

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21st Century Dance in film

Watching film & video with a plot about dance informs us about how society views dance and how dance people view society.  From 2000 to 2012 a number of films and videos with dance plots were made, but they differ … Continue reading

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Nutcracker Time Again

Thanksgiving is over and Nutcracker Season begins for many dancers and dance companies.  Student dancers, from tots to teens, have been readying their dance steps and costumes for the annual Nutcracker extravaganza.  The International Academy of Dance, in Santa Cruz, … Continue reading

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BJM at Mandeville

Les Ballet Jazz de Montréal (BJM) presented three noteworthy works, which premiered in 2012, at Mandeville Hall in San Diego, on Nov. 8, 2012.  After the program, Artistic Director, Louis Robitaille participated in commentary about BJM, and indicated that his … Continue reading

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PGK at Spreckel’s Theater

The PGK Project, in presenting San Diego Dances on Broadway, continued the company emphasis on staging dance in unusual venues, in order to bring contemporary dance to new audiences. The venerable, marble walled and floored, Grand Lobby of the historic … Continue reading

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Bullying depicted in Dance

Choreographer Michael Mizerany’s dance work Bully is premiered in the Malashock Raw3 dance series, October 18-28, 2012, at the Malashock Dance Studio in San Diego.  Bullying, a most serious subject, not often treated in dance, is a problem experienced by … Continue reading

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