Adam Barruch Performance and Conversation

To finish my fly-on-the-wall reporting on Adam Barruch’s pre-residency visit to Santa Barbara, Barruch and his longtime partner Chelsea Bonosky gave a performance of their duet Belladonna, based on a short story by Nathaniel Hawthorne, for an audience of about 90 DANCEworks donors on Sunday, April 19th. The format of the performance was reversed from […]

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Q&A with Adam Barruch and Chelsea Bonosky, Part 2

In the second part of our conversation with choreographer Adam Barruch and dancer Chelsea Bonosky, (Read Part 1 here), we got into the nitty-gritty about his plans to create a physical theater production of Sondheim’s musical Sweeney Todd on the Lobero stage in September, and discussed his experiences in the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater New Directions […]

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Q&A with Adam Barruch and Chelsea Bonosky, Part I

On April 18, 2015, DANCEworks’ 2015 choreographer, Adam Barruch, arrived in Santa Barbara with his dance partner, Chelsea Bonosky, to see the Lobero Theatre, meet the local community, and begin laying the groundwork for the ambitious premiere Barruch will make during a month-long residency in September: a physical theater production of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd. […]

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Dazzled by a Jewel

The word “jewel.” came to my mind at the curtain call. Mo(or)town is now a highly polished gem! Doug has seamlessly told Shakespeare’s Othello story using only four dancers, a handkerchief, classic Motown music, and an intricate and fascinating dance vocabulary that conveys at least as much in movement as the written word. No one but Doug could have done it.

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Sinful!

I have a confession to make.  Since there is currently no pope in office and especially since I am not a Catholic,  I’ve decided, in 21st century fashion, to admit online that I have sinned. Not just the sin of coveting my neighbor’s shiny Airstream trailer, or of chowing down pastel Easter confections on Passover. It is […]

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Whoosh!

Whooooosh.   That was the sound of January flying by.  Soon to be followed by an equivalent sound of February taking flight. All of which signals to me that March 4, 2012 will arrive before I think it should.  Our 4th season. Time to start rallying the troops! Here’s What I Want You to Know: […]

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BUSK in Italy

Just a quick DANCEworks update: Aszure Barton & Artists are in Spoleto, Italy this weekend, performing at the Festival dei Due Monde. This is just another step in Busk’s world domination tour. In other news, Larry Keigwin opened Jacob’s Pillow last month, and Doug Elkins just performed this past weekend at The Yard in Martha’s Vineyard. […]

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A Rush to Revisit Busk

Like a child before a birthday, for much of December I’d been counting down to the NYC debut of Aszure Barton’s Busk.  The day finally arrived, as they have a habit of doing. We had carefully strategized the pre-theatre flow of the evening so that we would have ample time for dinner and then a taxi […]

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