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So far Michael Baroff has created 44 blog entries.

Review: LA Opera’s Production of Richard Wagner’s “Tannhäuser”

2021-10-20T18:26:32+00:00By |Music, Reviews, Theater/Poetry/Books|

An enthusiastic vaccinated and masked audience welcomed opening night of the LA Opera’s original production of Richard Wagner’s “Tannhäuser” conducted by James Conlon with tenor Issachach Savage in the leading role. Yulia Matochkina as Venus and Issachah Savage as Tannhauser

Review: UNREALITY, Works by Lisa Adams and Kelly McLane at the Pete and Susan Barrett Art Gallery

2020-03-07T00:24:41+00:00By |Art Parties / Exhibitions / Fairs, Reviews|

The work of artists Lisa Adams and Kelly McLane present dream-like romantically haunting dystopian visions of the troubling social reality we live in.  The viewer is somewhat thrown off balance as the imagery may be perceived as unsettling while being very

Review: Four Quartets at UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance at Royce Hall

2020-02-20T09:16:07+00:00By |Dance, Reviews|

T.S. Eliot’s sequence of poems, Four Quartets, was brought to life through the creative collaboration that joined together the engaging choreography of Pam Tanowit, a dreamy score composed by Kaija Saariaho as performed live by The Knights, backed by large scale

Review: Lula Washington Dance Theatre at the Wallis

2020-02-12T20:13:48+00:00By |Dance, Reviews|

Written by Michael Baroff;    Celebrating its 40 year anniversary, the Los Angeles based and internationally respected Lula Washington Dance Theater presented a vibrant collection of new and classic socially conscious works at The Wallis Bram Goldsmith Theater stage. All photos

Review: Eurydice at LA Opera at the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion

2020-02-17T07:04:31+00:00By |Music, Reviews, Theater/Poetry/Books|

LA Opera presented the world premier of Eurydice, collaboration between composer Matthew Aucoin and Sarah Ruhl who wrote the libretto based on her acclaimed 2003 play. The work reimagines the classic Orpheus myth into a contemporary vision perceived from the heroine's

Review: CONTRA-TIEMPO: joyUS justUS at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

2020-02-18T20:53:35+00:00By |Dance, Reviews|

On the weekend of the 4th annual Global Women’s March, Los Angeles–based Contra-Tiempo brought the rally for social justice to the stage of the Wallis Center for the Performing Arts. All photos courtesy of the Wallis As stated by

Review: Circa: Humans at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

2020-02-14T15:11:57+00:00By |Dance, Reviews|

CIRCA CONTEMPORARY CIRCUS, under the direction of visionary Yaron Lifschitz, made its Southern California professional stage debut at the Wallis with its newest work, "Humans." The Australian troupe integrates acrobatic movement, dance, theatre and circus and has toured the world since

Review: Sankai Juku MEGURI at UCLA Center for the Art of Performance

2020-02-14T21:27:21+00:00By |Dance, Reviews|

In Meguri – Teeming Sea, Tranquil Land, the internationally renowned Butoh dance company Sankai Juku, founded by Ushio Amagatsu in 1975, enraptured the audience at UCLA's Royce Hall into experiencing a "different way of being." The word MEGURI refers to the

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