Reviews – Vanessa Adelmann
Post date: Sunday, October 16th, 2016 at 3:16 am Category: Reviews

“In the trees, over benches, facing the sun, on the grass – just a few of the places that Donna Sternberg’s dancers recently could be found dancing at the Palisades Park in Santa Monica. The use of the grounds themselves was highly enjoyable. The dancers moved to five different sections of the park, making the use of existing flora, benches, sculptures and open grass. Moving in and out of the natural surroundings in an outdoor setting made it easy to identify with the botanical themes. Perhaps the most interesting part was watching the faces of random pedestrians passing by while on an afternoon stroll or run. Amusement, surprise and even fascination could be seen. What a great way to connect the public with dance performances. Overall, an engaging piece and one that showcases Donna Sternberg’s strengths in site-based work and scientific themes as inspiration.”