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Review: COMPLEXIONS Contemporary Ballet at The Wallis

2022-05-03T01:38:10+00:00By |Dance, Reviews|

With their impeccable ballet technique, combined with modern dance athletic strength and suppleness, and infused with vigorous high energy, range of individual expression, and collective passion, the company of COMPLEXIONS Contemporary Ballet wowed the audience in their debut performance at the

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REVIEW: Honor Fraser Gallery, Surabhi Saraf, Yassi Mazandi 

2022-04-15T02:44:30+00:00By |Art Parties / Exhibitions / Fairs, Reviews|

I escaped the mid-afternoon heat and entered into the darkened and air-conditioned cool of the  Honor Fraser Gallery to experience the virtual worlds created by the video imagery of two distinct and yet complementary artists, Surabhi Saraf and Yassi Mazandi. In

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Review: Nat Geo Live, The Broad Stage, Photographer Anand Varma

2022-03-21T01:53:08+00:00By |Art Parties / Exhibitions / Fairs, Reviews, Theater/Poetry/Books|

Anand Varma engaged us on a fascinating journey that wove together his personal reflections on how he developed his skills and innovative professional practices as a photographer with the captivating stories he created for National Geographic that explore the unseen, to

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Review: The Broad Stage, “ … (Iphigenia)”

2022-02-23T16:44:35+00:00By |Music, Reviews, Theater/Poetry/Books|

The classical Greek myth tells of Princess Iphigenia, daughter of King Agamemnon, who is ritually sacrificed to amend for the slaying of a sacred stag cherished by the goddess Artemis, who, in revenge, stops the winds from blowing and prevents the

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Review: Geffen Playhouse, “Power of Sail”

2022-02-21T15:00:32+00:00By |Reviews, Theater/Poetry/Books|

Be prepared to have your head spin as you navigate the shifting waters of playwright Paul Grellong’s “Power of Sail.” Bryan Cranston leads the cast as Charles Nichols, a flawed ancient mariner of a  Harvard history professor who has invited a

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Review: Sacre by Circa at The Broad Stage

2022-02-09T02:47:30+00:00By |Dance, Reviews, Theater/Poetry/Books|

It was a pleasure to once again experience the exhilarating work of the Australia-based Circa Contemporary Circus with their newest production “Sacre” presented at the elegantly intimate The Broad Stage in Santa Monica. Under the direction of Artistic Director Yaron Lifschitz,

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Review: Ate9 Dance Company’s Joy at The Wallis

2021-11-08T05:32:18+00:00By |Dance, Reviews|

Ate9’s Israeli-born and currently Los Angeles-based Artistic Director/Founder/Choreographer Danielle Agami has said “I was born in a country of conflict and I moved to a country that avoids conflict - now I’m looking for new habits.” Performed at The Wallis, the

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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

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

2022-11-17T04:20:02+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

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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

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