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Visual Appeal, Downtown Edge in Bill T. Jones "Story/Time"

by Steven Woodruff

Watching Bill T. Jones and his company performing “Story/Time” at the Long Beach Carpenter Center I was reminded not how much modern dance has changed but how it still looks like old experiments by Cunningham and the Judson era dance pioneers.  668 more words

Music And Dance Reviews

Beethoven's First & Second at Disney Hall

Gordon and I went to our final concert of the Immortal Beethoven Festival–the First and Second Symphonies. They also threw in two “Romances”, violin concertos, that I’d never heard of before. 236 more words

Pots for Frank

Shiny bendy buildings


Curved alchemy.

Titanium wraiths of technology

and delight!

Bilbao Disney Dusseldorf

Vuitton and Vegas.

Paris and Panama

My earth made pots? 16 more words


Live Music and More: Allessandra Belloni's Tarantata Spider Dance at Redcat

by Jane Rosenberg

With her compelling stage presence, throaty mezzo, and raging tambourine, Allessandra Belloni is a force of nature. Through Southern Italian folk music, chant, and dance, Belloni and her company explored the sound and movement world of tarantella trance dancing at Disney Hall’s Redcat. 277 more words

Live Music

Thomas Mellan, Class of 2013

Meet Thomas Mellan! Thomas is a graduate of Dehesa Charter School, Class of 2013. Through Dehesa Charter School’s homeschool program, Thomas was able to sharpen his talents and musical skills while balancing a full academic schedule using a personalized learning plan, designed specifically for him. 141 more words

Behind the Scenes at Disney Hall

Peanut wasn’t exactly happy when I told him that I would be gone for several hours attending an LA Philharmonic Auxiliary event downtown at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.   389 more words


California Coastal Reconnection

smw, slt has been in my titular US  home of San Francisco for three weeks now. Prior to that, during the post-assignment re-alignment of my sensibilities that I undertake after each international work stint, I spent five weeks living on the coastal side of Los Angeles. 139 more words