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Aloft Aerial Dance

Somehow I had the impression that aerial dance was all about the feats. Boy, was I wrong. In an hour-long piece called Rolling Blackouts, choreographer-director Shayna Swanson takes a somewhat ragtag group of 12 performers and molds their vignettes on rings, trapezes, silks, and bungee cords into a meditation on the perils and pleasures of […]

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Alan Klasky Never Loved Me

Alan Klasky Never Loved Me Some slick performers throw a lot of glitz and technique at you and hope you won’t notice the lack of content. I prefer more rough-hewn artists, like Karen Finley, with something to say and just enough technique to say it. Even better are attitude-free performers with real stories to tell, […]