INTO THE WOODS... with Giuseppe Penone

October 7, 2014 11:37 PM

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INTO THE WOODS... with Giuseppe Penone

To be completely honest, the main reason for my attending last week's performance by Garth Fagan Dance Company at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center was the fact that well-known Los Angeles artist Alison Saar --whose career I have been following for years --was responsible for the ambitious set design. But the pleasure turned out to be multifold. Monumental sculptural forms by the artist graced the stage, providing a dramatic background to dancers whose age varied from early 20's to mid 60's. All of them simply exceptional in their virtuosity; the young with their exuberance, the older with their wisdom.

You might recall another Art Talk from early this year where I was salivating about another captivating dance performance here in the city, with high profile LA based artist Barbara Kruger providing the eye-bursting set design for a performance by Los Angeles Dance Project. One hopes that this happy...

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