BOWEN McCAULEY DANCE COMPANY’s “An Evening to Remember” at the Kennedy Center by LUELLA CHRISTOPHER

25th Anniversary: “An Evening to Remember”BOWEN McCAULEY DANCE COMPANYKennedy Center for the Performing ArtsEisenhower Theater, Washington, D.C.September 14, 2021 By LUELLA CHRISTOPHER, Ph.D. A dazzling array of dance genres and musical styles filled the Eisenhower Theater on Tuesday, September 14th as Bowen McCauley Dance Company gave its “final performance” before the shift of its founder, […]

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MATTHEW BOURNE’S SWAN LAKE at The Kennedy Center by Luella Christopher

Bourne has accomplished the feat of allowing balletomanes to retain other viewings of a more traditional “Swan Lake” in the memory, especially with regard to elements of the majestic music by Tschaikovsky. At the same time, he introduces dramatic themes that both diverge from the narrative of the original story and employ the music in surprising ways. The Swan becomes the Stranger in street attire (leather pants and jacket) at the Royal Ball in Act Three, initially deceiving the Prince as to his identity.

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Dance Faculty Concert at Smith Theatre by Luella Christopher

INTO THE WOODS FOR DANCE AT HOWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE Smith Theatre Howard Community College Columbia, Maryland September 23-24, 2016 By Luella Christopher, Ph.D. Contempomodern gems captivated balletomanes and friends descending on the wooded Columbia campus of Howard Community College (HCC) on the first fall weekend of the academic year. The program on both nights was […]

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ZviDance at ADI by Luella Christopher

ZVIDANCE: A SPIRITED “ON THE ROAD” (A.K.A. JACK KEROUAC) American Dance Institute Rockville, Maryland September 9-10, 2106 By Luella Christopher, Ph.D. Zvi Gotheimer is a “Zen-like” firebrand. Arriving in New York in 1981 on scholarship from America-Israeli Cultural Foundation to study dance, he promptly attached to Joyce Trisler Dance Company, Feld Ballets/NYC and Garden State […]

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