Reviews – Judith Martin-Straw
Post date: Sunday, October 16th, 2016 at 5:12 pm Category: Reviews

“I got to see One Song, Many Dances by Donna Sternberg & Dancers – a brilliant idea, and brilliantly executed.  Sternberg commissioned composer Yuval Ron to create a song, and then offered it to four other dance companies as well as her own to create an evening of international texture.  The music itself was filled with multicultural sounds, using instruments from all over the world…The artists took on the cultural flavors of belly dance, traditional African, a blend of Spanish and Mexican, and an Indian temple-style of dance.  To see the wide variety of expressions all set to the same piece of music opened the concept of interpretation into a long hall of mirrors.  The Donna Sternberg company offered the most energetic and powerfully passionate presentation of the theme.  The bodies falling to the stage, the lifts, the rhythms: they were inspirational.”