Excerpt from a review of “Reach” and our This Land Oakland series!
Gertrude Stein, Isadora Duncan, Ina Coolbrith Inspire Outdoor Dance Piece
By Carla Escoda in KQED Arts (March 25, 2016)
“Clad in starkly chic blouses and voluminous layered skirts in black and white – attire one might think wholly unsuited to a wilderness expedition – these graceful, intrepid young women scrambled and leapt and rolled and grappled their way up the 242 granite steps, dodging hypothetical bullets and slaying imaginary dragons en route.”
elegant, muscular choreography…danced with controlled abandon
“The three dancers swept up the staircase, their movements writ large against the massive architecture and scenery even as their figures grew smaller. Those miraculous skirts billowed like sails on the clipper ships that plied the trade routes during the California Gold Rush. The dancers hoisted each other on their backs when the going got rough, and scaled the mighty stone parapets, arching into backbends, fearlessly lifting their faces to the rain.”
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