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2009 Stories by Caroline Palmer

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  • Nutbuster!! The Ballet

    published December 16, 2009

    The Nutcracker is a heartwarming seasonal ballet complete with a sugarplum fairy and a happy ending. Few recall, however, that the... More >>

  • Dance Film Project

    published December 9, 2009

    This celebration of choreography for the camera, presented by Cinema Revolution Society, is enjoying the second of what will hopefully be many... More >>

  • Mu Daiko: Taiko Caravan

    published November 25, 2009

    There are few performance experiences more stirring than the deep rhythmic pulse of the Japanese Taiko drum. Mu Daiko has spent the past 12 years... More >>

  • Dougieland 60: Seven Dances

    published September 23, 2009

    Choreographer Deborah Jinza Thayer has created a modern dance response to the ongoing exhibit of recent works by Douglas Padilla. In particular,... More >>

  • Zorongo Dance Theatre: Retratos

    published September 16, 2009

    Choreographer Susana di Palma has always embodied the fierce spirit that fuels her company, Zorongo Flamenco. Her past works have fused artistry... More >>

  • HERON/HIJACK: smithsoniansmith (as is)

    published September 9, 2009

    Kristin Van Loon and Arwen Wilder of HIJACK have been working together since 1993, and along the way they've connected with many interesting... More >>

  • Elements in Translation

    published August 26, 2009

    Patrick's Cabaret always offers an eclectic mix of performers, and this show is no different. The stage will be shared by seven choreographers... More >>

  • Re:Trace

    published August 5, 2009

    Successful site-specific performances reveal something new or unexpected about a familiar space. Downtown's Colonial Warehouse is rich with... More >>

  • Mansion of Dust

    published August 5, 2009

    Sara Stevenson Scrimshaw and Joseph Scrimshaw are two "professional European dusters." She's a pragmatic soul from Sweden, he's an existentialist... More >>

  • Yulong: The Jade Dragon

    published July 29, 2009

    The young people who make up Circus Juventas are living a dream—they have the unique opportunity to learn and perform a wide variety of... More >>

  • Bedroom Eyes

    published July 8, 2009

    Mistress Ginger (a.k.a. performer Justin Leaf) is one fabulous cabaret crooner who promises to "sing the songs that got your grandmother into... More >>

  • I Love You Tomorrow

    published June 24, 2009

    We all know history tends to repeat itself, and who hasn't experienced that odd sense of déjà vu when events suddenly seem eerily... More >>

  • Christopher Watson Dance Company: 8th Annual Dances at the Lakes Festival

    published June 17, 2009

    Performing outside has its risks. Last year, Christopher Watson and his crew successfully out-danced an oncoming thunderstorm—lightning,... More >>

  • Cloud Turn: The Weather Vein Project

    published June 3, 2009

    Is it possible to change the weather? And if we could, what would be the consequences? Do we become godlike? Members of Aniccha Arts, led by... More >>

  • Drew Gordon Lovefest III

    published May 13, 2009

    Composer-pianist Drew Gordon was a musician by training and trade, but he was also a vital member of the local dance community. Until his sudden... More >>

  • FUEGO Flamenco: Flamenco, Heart and Soul

    published April 29, 2009

    FUEGO Flamenco features choreographer-dancer Colette Illarde, a memorable performer known for her precise technique and passionate interpretation... More >>

  • THE INFINITE MULTIVERSE [simul-sequential movement serials]: I Got the Heebie Jeebies!

    published April 15, 2009

    The title of his show may be a bit intimidating, but rest assured that Chris Yon, a recent transplant from New York, is not going to send you back... More >>

  • Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater: Salon 7 Series: Performance #5

    published March 25, 2009

    Not content to just produce a season or two a year, the good folks at Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater are moving all around town, presenting their... More >>

  • Buckets and Tap Shoes

    published March 25, 2009

    This intrepid group of tap-dancing globetrotters has come back home for a weekend filled with nonstop rhythm. Led by brothers Rick and Andy... More >>

  • The Mistress Ginger Junkyard Spectacular

    published March 18, 2009

    Justin Leaf and David Schmidt are the indomitable Mistress Ginger and Irita Foucault, two gals who've loved and lost—a lot. They've still... More >>

  • The Rabbit Show: Dances of Love, Loss, Sex, Romance, and Tenderness

    published February 11, 2009

    Valentine's Day is fast approaching, and here's a great opportunity to make an impression on your sweetheart a few days early. Chocolate and... More >>

  • The Dream Channel: Episode 2

    published February 4, 2009

    Last year Zhauna Franks, a performer well-known to Ballet of the Dolls fans, unveiled "The Dream Channel," a set of her own alternately sexy,... More >>

  • Lula Washington Dance Theatre

    published February 4, 2009

    One of the most dynamic companies around, Lula Washington Dance Theatre was founded in 1980 with a $25 loan. That—plus vision, heart, and... More >>

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