National Ballet of Mexico (CompaƱia Nacional de Danza) and Felberg Chamber Virtuosi

by Janet Eigner The concept of chamber ballet was enthusiastically discussed in a brief, pre-concert symposium, moderated by Jane Blume, with panelists, Judith Bennahum, an author, choreographer, dance historian, former dancer, and retired chair and professor of dance at University of New Mexico’s Department of Music and Dance, choreographer Alex Ossadnik, a co-founder of the … Continue reading

Jose Limon Dance Company at Popejoy Hall, UNM April 23, 2008

by Janet Eigner Though the choreographer-dancer Jose’ Limon passed on in 1972, the strength of his mythic contributions to modern dance, stand undiminished, through the continuation of his company, the Jose’ Limon Dance Company. Brought to Popejoy Hall at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, the 13 member troupe conveyed the strength and sculptural … Continue reading

Juan Siddi Flamenco Theatre Company at the Benitez Cabaret, Lodge of Santa Fe, Aug.3, 2008

by Janet Eigner Solar windmills, photovoltaic panels, and Juan Siddi’s Flamenco Company, all sources of alternative energy off the grid. For years, Siddi danced his modest, courtly, skillful accompaniment to Benitez’s smoking duende. Last summer, Juan Siddi settled in Santa Fe and began renting space at the studios of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, to teach … Continue reading