California School of the Arts – San Gabriel Valley (CSArts-SGV) opens its campus to students ages 8-16 from throughout the community to explore their interest in the arts this summer during CSArts Academy. A fun, creative and nurturing environment sets... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
Changing the idea of commerical media.
Allongèe -- extended, outstretched.
The most important qualities to aim at in allègro are lightness, smoothness and ballon (bounce).