‘Triads’ a memorable, out-of-the-box experience

Saturday night’s performance at the Herbst Theatre did not disappoint the enthusiastic crowd

In Review


4 out of 4 stars
4 out of 5 stars - 'Smashing'
    Starring Beau Campbell, Ashley Flaner, Susan Roemer, Raychel Wiener, Hiromi Yamazaki, Myles Lavallee, Domenico Luciano, Jonathan Mangosing and Christian Squires.
    Artistic Director & Choreographer Robert Dekkers
    July 20-21, 2012
    Herbst Theatre
    Featuring Original Music by Jacob Wolkenhauer and Daniel Berkman
    Website: postballet.org
    Review by Gregory M. Alonzo

    If one wants to experience something new and intriguing in the world of contemporary dance, one has to look no further than our own backyard to find artistic director and choreographer Robert Dekkers’ brilliant Post:Ballet company based in San Francisco.

    Dekkers’ bold compositions incorporate not only innovative choreography, but also original music and multimedia content.

    His Triads program, the company’s third home season presentation, showcases several world premiere pieces, including When in Doubt, a marvelous collaborative effort with composer Jacob Wolkenhauer, featuring very personal vocal and design contributions by the wonderful performers themselves.

    Saturday night’s performance at the Herbst Theatre did not disappoint the enthusiastic crowd, with each sequence exploring a wide spectrum of themes, form and movement that were both inspired and a genuine delight to experience – even for the uninitiated.

    I can’t recommend this young and exciting troupe more highly.

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    Despite living in the South Bay, Greg’s heart remains in his hometown of San Francisco. When he’s not spending time attending local theatre, art exhibitions or the cinema, he practices law in San Jose. He likes to think of himself not as a “critic” but as an unabashed fan of the performing arts with an opinion that, he hopes, is worth sharing. His reviews can also be read at bayareacritic-at-large.blogspot.com which covers theatre venues throughout the Bay Area.