Margaret Wingrove Dance Company Dazzles in Illuminations
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The last date listed for Illuminations was Sunday January 13, 2013 / 3:00pm.
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Joe Landry's holiday favorite puts Frank Capra's film classic It's a Wonderful Life on stage as a 1940s radio broadcast. It's December 24, 1946, in Studio A at WSTG Radio, and a cast of actors goes live on-air portraying all the memorable characters -- from down-on-his-luck do-gooder George Bailey, who's considering ending his life one desperate Christmas Eve, to the blundering guardian angel sent to Earth to show George what the world would have been like without him. Treat the whole family to San Jose Stage Company's presentation of this beloved story. Learn More
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"Margaret Wingrove - Illuminations" was beyond lame. I love modern dance and live theater and love nothing more than supporting the local arts. The problem with this dance company is the choreography is mediocre, the performers are amateurs or out of practice, and the costumes - where do I begin. If you are expecting to be mesmerized with this dance company, not gonna happen. The dancers were completely out of synch with each other and the couple pairings were not good because one guy could not even handle the weight of his partner and every time he had to pick her up, he was shaking uncontrollably.
We also went on a night when the Yerba Buena HS students were performing so the theater was crowded with the families of these kids. What that tells you is that the patrons are not typical attendees for live performances so they don't quite have the manners and respect you should have when attending live performances. People talked during the show, people would be on their cell phones and in a dark theater you can see the bright lights people; and when did people stop getting dressed when going out to public? Although this is not the theaters fault that locals lack discipline and respect but they should make an announcement that these behaviors are unacceptable and you will be asked to leave.
I did not know I was coming to a high school play so they should not position their show as some amazing dance performance when it really is not. If I knew I was coming to support the local HS and supporting the idea of having art in schools, then fine. I don't like to be deceived. We were severely disappointed. The Dance Mission Theater in SF has the same operating model but way more impressive talent. It's a drive from SJ but so worth it over what we saw by Margaret Wingrove Dance Company.
About the Ticket Supplier: Margaret Wingrove Dance Company
Founded in 1981, the critically-acclaimed Margaret Wingrove Dance Company remains San Jose's longest-standing modern dance company. Blending both modern and ballet techniques with high energy and physicality, the company's style is fluid enough to allow for bold experimentation in a wide range of repetoire of over 80 choreographic works.
The company is dedicated to the innovation and presentation of emotionally compelling and dynamically driven dance. It performs not only works of its founder and artistic director, Margaret Wingrove, but also showcases the works of emerging choreographers and noted guest artists. This mission to present young, promising dancers and choreographers has been very much a company mainstay since its founding.