Menlowe Ballet Reviews
"So why not try a mashup with Frank Capra’s sentimental 1946 holiday film “It’s a Wonderful Life”? That’s the idea behind 'It’s a Wonderful Nutcracker.'”
"Sparkling wine's not a bad metaphor for 'Bru's Sweet,' a playful, sexy dance that features plenty of bubbly fun, yet tempers the froth with passages of dry wit and melancholy."
"Legend blends elements of both Eastern and Western dance traditions. The score for the production is an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary Mongolian songs with other musical arrangements."
"Menlowe Ballet continues its tradition of tapping into the star talent of the Bay Area ballet world with the choice of Dennis Nahat as guest choreographer for its April production, 'Transcendence.'"
"The music draws on his Chinese heritage. And 'the movement has some of the folk Chinese steps infused with my voice and, from being in Oakland Ballet so many years, that sense of theatricality.'"