The Commentary Corner

  • Four Seasons in One Night

    For a brand new ballet company, Ballet5280 sets a lofty goal to change the centuries-old notions of the “ideal” ballerina…

  • Growing, a passion for dance

    Davis Contemporary Dance Company (Davis Dance) performed A Summer Night of Dance at the Elaine Wolf Theatre, a quaint local…

  • Photo by Stan Obert. Image courtesy of Cleo Parker Robinson Dance.

    Classic love tales reimagined

    Among the themes that make humanity what it is, passion and vengeance are arguably the most poignant.  Cleo Parker Robinson’s…

  • Photo by Heather Gray. Image courtesy of 3rd Law Dance/Theater


    Unafraid to take risks and experiment, the company of 3rd Law Dance/Theater is full of accomplished dancers, yet it presents…

  • Photo by Patrick Mueller (studio shot). Image courtesy of Control Group Productions.

    Setting Fires in the Dark

    Control Group Production’s Setting Fires: dances made to be viewed in the dark was an evening of performance art that…

  • Divisions | Flobots and Wonderbound | Photo by Amanda Tipton. Image courtesy of Wonderbound.

    Rattle the cage

    I wanna speak less because I am choosing to see. See the diversity, the spectacle, the candor, madness and grace…

  • Black Grace. Photo courtesy of Newman Center Presents

    Ardor and Sweat

    To a nearly sold out audience, Black Grace commanded The Robert and Judi Newman Center on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.…

  • Nutrition tips for an active dancer

    Nutrition is often a tricky subject to broach. Every body has different needs,  likes and taste palettes.  A balanced diet…

  • All finalists receive performance awards that can be used to further their dance education. Here, the top three winners in Category II (ages 12-13) receive their awards. At center is Lydia Foley, winner of the 1st Place Award in her age category and the David Parvin Award for Outstanding Young Artist. Photo: Kathy Wells.

    Ballet Students Shine at Local Competition

    “The best thing for a young ballet student to do is search for your own excellence and never stop searching.…

  • Photo by Francisco Estevez. Image courtesy of Cindy Brandle Dance Company.

    What’s Beneath

    Viewers of Revealed, the new work by Cindy Brandle Dance Company, first see seated dancers’ backs as they and we…