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HFF18 ‘Hercules Insane’, reviewed

by Matt Ritchey The School of Night is back at Fringe with Hercules Insane, a new translation of Roman poet/Senator/playwright/philosopher Seneca’s tragedy, and they’ve again crafted a winner. The story revolves around Queen of the gods Juno’s (Dawn Alden) final... Continue Reading →

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Macbeth X 5: Shakespeare Full Throttle at the Odyssey Theatre

Reviewed by Guy Picot Shakespeare's tale of ambition and murder, told by a company of five. Joel Asher is a veteran director of Shakespeare and in this stripped-down version of the play (Presented by Joel Asher Studios in association with... Continue Reading →

The Aeroplane Is a Hell of a Ride at LOFT Ensemble

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move Wildly enthusiast and completely over-written, The Aeroplane, or How Low: An Autobiography (sort of), now playing downtown Los Angeles at LOFT Ensemble, with all of its crammed dialog, occasionally messy stage craft, and actor... Continue Reading →

The Explosive Urban Identity of Black Girl Linguistic Play at REDCAT

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move Director and Choreographer Camille A. Brown was careful to stress the complexities of Black Girl Linguistic Play - substance over mere style and what it meant in the societal spectrum for Black Women... Continue Reading →

Gia #HFF15 #Reviews The Three Musketeers: Clowns with Swords

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move I admit clowns are not my thing.  They kind of scare me. I don’t always think they are funny.  And The Three Musketeers: Clowns with Swords, appearing at Actors Company, although most distinctively... Continue Reading →

Modern Dance Legend Mary Anthony Dies at 97

The Floor Is Your Friend: The Model Critic Reviews

Zena Rommett--Floor--Barre Technique--For Teachers ` Reviewed by Carlos Stafford, The Model Critic  City Center, NYC, recently hosted a teacher's training program for the Zena Rommett Floor--Barre Technique. Teachers, and those wanting to be certified, came from many places on the globe to review... Continue Reading →

Martha Graham 101: Dance Finds You

Getting personal with Martha Graham by Carlos Stafford, The Model Critic May 11, 2012 marks Martha Graham's 118th birthday anniversary. This year as a gift for Martha, I asked for something special.  Since the mid 1910s, when she began her studies... Continue Reading →

The Model Critic Reviews The Sokolow Theater Dance Ensemble

Reviewed by Carlos Stafford, The Model Critic Anna Sokolow (1910-2000), iconic modern dance choreographer, whose career vigorously spanned the entire 20th Century; an artist in whose life and times  collaborated with many of the great dancers and choreographers of her era; an... Continue Reading →

Director Michael Cornell Makes ‘The Final Cut’

Changing the idea of commerical media.

Ballet Lessons: Allongè, Allongèe

Allongèe -- extended, outstretched.

Ballet Lessons: Allègro

The most important qualities to aim at in allègro are lightness, smoothness and ballon (bounce).

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