Bobby McFerrin and Friends with and presented by Moving People Dance Santa Fe, Lensic Performing Arts Center March 14, 2009

by Janet Eigner It was All-Bobby-Bopping-and-Scatting-All-the-Time with young Santa Fe artists. McFerrin did the major lifting for two joy-filled concerts, March 14 and 15. Elaine Hausman, past Executive Director of Moving People Dance Santa Fe (MPD), now Finance director, spearheaded inviting McFerrin back for a second dynamic fund raiser. The first, in 2003, set the … Continue reading

Shen Wei Dance Arts (SWDA) at the Lensic Performing Arts Center, March 31, 2009

by Janet Eigner Appearing like a drift of extraordinarily well-disciplined winter leaves lifting and blown by a spring zephyr, the 15-member, Eastern-inspired Shen Wei Dance Arts performed “Rite of Spring” from two perspectives, first, more Western, to Stravinsky’s composition, then, more Eastern, in the post-intermission version. Of course, fitting with the yin-yang Asian mood, as the dancers … Continue reading

Carlos Carbonell Comes to New Mexico

by Janet Eigner Carlos Carbonell was born in Cádiz Spain in 1979 into a family of artists.  At an early age he took to dance with great interest leading him to the dedicated study of Spanish Dance and Flamenco with great artists such as Israel Galván, Alejandro Grandos, Mario Maya, Antonio Canales, Eva La Yerbabuena, … Continue reading