Author archive for Jane E. Werle

  • Performance over Conformance

    The conceptual breadth of Control Group Production’s Salon series is formidable, and well reflected in its multifarious applications, but finding an entry…

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  • An Innovative Risk: Avatar Movement Dance Company’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas”

    Adapting Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas is an ambitious undertaking. The members of AMDC pull it off because of their ability to…

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  • The Human Toll of War Examined in 3rd Law Dance/Theater’s “Wanderer”

    Some aspects of war are difficult to dispute. People die; people are hurt in body and in mind, on and…

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  • One Night in Fairyland

    The Colorado Ballet’s Performance of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” I am spoiled for airplane travel forever. From now on, when…

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  • “Belle et Charmant”: the Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema

    Not being familiar with the emergent art form “screendance” meant that I was in for an unexpected treat when I…

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  • Interweave Dance Theatre

    Interweave Dance Theatre’s Memories, Dreams, and Reflections hits a lot of high points. From its rich theme to the well-thought-out and referential…

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  • “Sanctuary” and So Much More

    The Zikr Dance Ensemble is composed of accomplished, balletically trained dancers. All distinguished themselves at various times during the performance I saw,…

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  • Passion and Purpose with the Hannah Kahn Dance Company

    Why dance? Why go see dance? Why is there a performer/audience relationship, and what does it offer to each? What…

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  • Journey into Self with The Schiff Dance Collective’s “The Edge of Us”

    Born from a series of writing workshops, The Edge of Us is a passionate progression through stages of the curiously universal experience…

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  • Wonderbound’s “Love” and the Examined Life

    Wondering what to expect from this Wonderbound performance? Expect enthusiastic applause. Expect to witness powerful artists flexing their various crafts…

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