Dance

(Dance Review) Pina Bausch’s ‘Kontakthof’ at BAM

Review by Anna Rogovoy, for Dance Pulp (BROOKLYN, N.Y.) – Pina Bausch has a gift for holding up a beautiful mirror and gently showing us how ridiculous we look. In Kontakthof, scenes unfold wildly out of proportion, with hysterical shrieks meeting compulsive preening meeting a fake mouse corpse. “There are dancers onstage,” Anna Wehsarg comments…

(Dance Review) LeeSaar The Company, Jacob’s Pillow, 8.20.14

  LeeSaar The Company Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival Becket, Mass. Wednesday-Sunday, August 20-24, 2014 Review by Seth Rogovoy (BECKET, Mass., Thursday, August 21, 2014) – They apparently saved the best for last this season at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, as LeeSaar The Company dazzled in its evening length production of “Grass and Jackals” in the…

(Dance Review) Brian Brooks Moving Company, Jacob’s Pillow, 7.10.13

Brian Brooks Moving Company Jacob’s Pillow Dance July 10-14, 2013 Review by Seth Rogovoy (BECKET, Mass., July 10, 2013) – In a funny way, this weekend’s program in the Doris Duke Theatre at Jacob’s Pillow Dance featuring the Brian Brooks Moving Company is almost like a rejoinder to a dance seen on the Ted Shawn stage…

(Dance Review) Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Jacob’s Pillow, 7.3.13

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet Jacob’s Pillow Dance July 3-7, 2013 Review by Seth Rogovoy (BECKET, Mass.) – New York-based Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet is in residence at Jacob’s Pillow Dance through Sunday, July 7, with a wildly diverse, three-dance program that serves to showcase the brilliance and versatility of the company’s dancers, who can seemingly…

(Dance Review) Jonah Bokaer at Jacob’s Pillow, Aug 1-5, 2012

Jacob’s Pillow Jonah Bokaer Doris Duke Theatre August 1-5, 2012 U.S. Premiere “Curtain” Review by Seth Rogovoy (BECKET, Mass., Wednesday, August 1, 2012) – “Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.” But what if you don’t know who is behind the curtain and who is in front? Or where the curtain even is?…