Spoleto 2014

The Spell of Spoleto

Friday, June 6, 2014
by Eliza Ingle
The Spell of Spoleto

THE PAST DAYS have been filled with so many cultural offerings. It has been stolen luxury to put normal life on hold and float from one event to another experiencing the artistic energy that is so vibrant this time of year. Firebird, presented by the new Charleston City Ballet—established by Michael and Olga Wise—used the choreography of Olga and... Read »

Dorrance No Ordinary Hoofer

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
by Eliza Ingle
Dorrance No Ordinary Hoofer

MICHELLE DORRANCE and her group of eight tap dancers are performing two shows at the Emmett Robinson Theatre. I caught Delta To Dusk on June 2 and thoroughly enjoyed it. Dorrance has been praised for having a fresh perspective on one of the oldest American dance forms that usually adheres to its lineage and traditions, but... Read »

Dancers Usher in Spoleto

Monday, May 26, 2014
by Eliza Ingle
Dancers Usher in Spoleto

HUBBARD STREET DANCE CHICAGO is a contemporary dance company that has la crème de la crème of today’s dancers presenting works by world renowned choreographers. The dancers are all inclusive of their art form: they are not only technically proficient, but intelligent with an understanding of timing, humor, and expression. In Gnawa by Spanish choreographer Nacho... Read »

A Local Perspective on Dance

Friday, May 23, 2014
by Eliza Ingle
A Local Perspective on Dance

THERE IS A BUZZ IN THE AIR as Spoleto opens and you can feel an energy shift in people’s schedules as the cultural landscape opens up to new work and ideas. There are other faces on the streets that look different from the usual tourists because they are instead opera singers, costume designers, and choreographers—the... Read »

It is with life as it is with art: the deeper one penetrates, the broader the view.                   
~ Johann Goethe


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