Jonah Bokaer at ADI by Luella Christopher

MEMORABLE MOTIONLESSNESS: WHY PATTERNS/RECESS BY JONAH BOKAER American Dance Institute Rockville, Md. 20850 February 26-27, 2016 By Luella Christopher, Ph.D. Jonah Bokaer is a revolutionary choreographer in the best possible way. As relayed to New York Social Diary on July 18, 2008, the many titles of Bokaer’s pieces over the last decade deal with subtraction … More Jonah Bokaer at ADI by Luella Christopher

Christopher K. Morgan & Artists at ADI by Luella Christopher

SOME ENCHANTED EVENING: TREASURES FROM CHRISTOPHER MORGAN’S HAWAIIAN TROVE AND OTHER STAPLES FROM THE COMPANY REPERTORY By Luella Christopher, Ph.D. Christopher K. Morgan & Artists American Dance Institute Rockville, Md. October 9 and 10, 2015 Christopher Morgan’s Hawaiian heritage bubbled vigorously to the surface in his company’s 5th Anniversary Gala mounted at American Dance Institute … More Christopher K. Morgan & Artists at ADI by Luella Christopher

Dance Theatre of Harlem at Sidney Harman Hall by Luella Christopher

EXCULPATORY AND EROTIC: SHOCKERS AND SIZZLERS DOMINATE HARLEM DANCE THEATRE’S VISIT TO D.C. By Luella Christopher, Ph.D. Dance Theatre of Harlem Sidney Harman Hall Washington, D.C. October 10, 2015 The much anticipated return to the nation’s capital of New York-based Dance Theatre of Harlem generated the same level of excitement transpiring outside the hall on … More Dance Theatre of Harlem at Sidney Harman Hall by Luella Christopher

Vertigo Dance Company at BlackRock Center for the Arts by Luella Christopher

ARE WE UPRIGHT OR FALLING? HOW SERIOUS IS YOUR VERTIGO? By Luella Christopher, Ph.D. Vertigo Dance Company BlackRockCenter for the Arts Germantown, Md. October 22, 2015 Vertigo Dance Company, founded in 1992 in Israel by American-born Noa Wertheim and husband Ali Sha’al, gave the local Germantown audience at BlackRock Center for the Arts a rare … More Vertigo Dance Company at BlackRock Center for the Arts by Luella Christopher

CHRIS SCHLICHTING at ADI BY LUELLA CHRISTOPHER

A GENTLY VISCERAL “STRIPE TEASE” BY CHRIS SCHLICHTING By Luella Christopher, Ph.D. American Dance Institute Rockville, Md. October 2-3, 2015 Life-affirming choreography can be elusive in the Millennium. Chaos and conflict predominate to such an extent that audiences leave the theater feeling like deflated balloons. Not so with Minneapolis-based Chris Schlichting, whose choreography in “Stripe … More CHRIS SCHLICHTING at ADI BY LUELLA CHRISTOPHER

JILLIAN PEÑA AT ADI BY LUELLA CHRISTOPHER

SIBLINGS, LOVERS, RIVALS, DOLLS OR FAIRY TALE CHARACTERS? JILLIAN PEÑA’S DOPPLEGANGERS AT ADI By Luella Christopher, Ph.D. American Dance Institute, Rockville, Md. September 11 and 12, 2015 Jillian Peña’s “Polly Pocket Expansion Pack” signifies a German-made toy for children, a kind of doll-house. That’s all audience members know while taking their seats before a brightly … More JILLIAN PEÑA AT ADI BY LUELLA CHRISTOPHER