performance press reviews

 
 
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The corridor

 

“...The entire first performance struck me as being layered with texture and with culture, especially through the music and some of the movements and yet retained a universal note in the content of the dance and the feelings expressed. For the first time in my experience with dance, I could watch a movement and hear the silence of it even while the beat of drums and guitar played fully all around us...”

JULIE WALKER | FULL CIRCLE ADVENTURES 

 

“you’ll be seeing a lot more of this outrageously accessible yet avant-garde troupe. Israeli-born artistic director Maya Lewandowsky blends the technical grace of ballet with the physically pummelling crashes of La La La Human Steps and the theatrical costumes of Cirque’s Quidam and Alegría”

JANET SMITH | THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT (VANCOUVER) 


 

“Ballet met rave met faux fashion-show grit in Maya Lewandowsky’s risky creation…. In an askew sense of bliss and aggravation, Lewandowsky and four other dancers took the floor in aggressive movement…”

Fast Forward Weekly 

 

“the wild imaginings of this zany company might be the edgiest show at this year’s festival”

MARY KELLY | THE DANCE CURRENT DIFFERENT LENSES, DIFFERENT VIEWS

DANCING ON THE EDGE FESTIVAL  VANCOUVER

 

 
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A PLACE TO BEGIN

 

“the most interactive performance I have seen in a long time.”
“The edges of comfort and being contained by personal boundaries were nudged in this performance. The boundary between the dancer, the dance and the audience became fuzzy.”
“The use of vocal sounds seems to cross a barrier between the dancer and the audience, bringing a new universal language onto the stage, but one that is unfamiliar in this modality. The audience then has the potential to be moved or to respond to the sound/dance with a range of emotions.”

JULIE WALKER | FULL CIRCLE ADVENTURES 

 

 

CONTRAST PRESS REVIEWS

 

“Maya Lewandowsky maybe Calgary answer to Marie Chouinard“

BOB CLARK THE HERALD 

 

“...These performances, along with the many others, represent some of the finest in contemporary dance. But while the majority of the festival focuses on the overwhelming local talent of the Tri-City region, the organizers culled together performers from across the nation, from K8 Alsterlund and her fellow breakdancers from Montreal to the exquisite ballet-fusion performance of Calgary's La Caravan Dance Theatre."

DUNCAN DAY-MYRON | THE ONTARION 

 

“...La Caravan brings a blast of exoticism to town. Calgary's dance milieu has not been the same since the arrival from Israel of dancer/choreographer Maya Lewandowsky”

HIGH PERFORMANCE RODEO REVIEW