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Skirball Performing Arts Center

Boris Charmatz: Somnole

November 2, 2023

Far less mystical that he would have us believe, "Somnole" nevertheless is Charmatz’s honest exploration of his stated theme, although self-indulgence reared its ugly head too often.  The work could easily have been just as effective if edited, but Charmatz’s charm and virility helped fill out the hour. [more]

Room with a View

October 25, 2023

The dancers performed their dystopian tasks with great dedication and the occasional display of actual technique.  They were all good-looking and clearly into what they believed was an iconoclastic work of social significance, but was actually a pretentious free-for-all that mimicked many clichéd tropes that were exhausted in the Sixties. [more]