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Review- Jeff Slayton3
Post date: Thursday, June 29th, 2017 at 5:02 pm Category: Reviews

In Sternberg’s Adaption one clearly sees how one virus or germ can affect or influence the rest of the body. Dancers are spaced equally across the stage until one “molecule” is disturbed and interacts with or alters the response of another until the entire system is in motion. Laura Ann Smyth and Christian Fajardo stand out in this very sophisticated work. It is some of the best choreography that I have seen by Sternberg and it is a dance that should remain Read More…

Reviews- Jeff Slayton2
Post date: Thursday, June 29th, 2017 at 4:56 pm Category: Reviews

“Celtic Raag is a lovely and very tactile duet choreographed by Donna Sternberg, Artistic Director of Donna Sternberg & Dancers. Performed with great affection and attention by Christian Fajardo and Jun Lee, this work stands out like a small gem. It is beautifully choreographed, rehearsed and performed to the wonderful music by violinist/composer Colm O’Riani and Poetry by Sri Lanka born Pireeni Sundaralingam. The vibrant colored costumes are by Diana MacNeil.”

Reviews – Shana Nys Dambrot
Post date: Sunday, October 16th, 2016 at 5:14 pm Category: Reviews

“OK ladies, now let’s get in formation! This brilliant, moving, joyful interdisciplinary collaboration between Doni Silver Simons and Donna Sternberg & Dancers 49 Days: Women Who Count was a perfect success, whether as a visual artist you see your process come to life as a kind of secular prayer circle, or as a dancer you recognize a performance painter’s practice as another articulation of your own vision. Remarkable to be thinking about the spirit, the psyche, the body as working in synchronicity in memory Read More…

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, Read More…

Reviews – Jessica Abrams2
Post date: Sunday, October 16th, 2016 at 5:06 pm Category: Reviews

“Donna Sternberg is a dancer’s choreographer. She revels in movement – in exploring all facets of how the human body moves through the various planes, in how it goes from a balletic back attitude to a breakdance move with major attitude. She plays with pacing, in having her dancers swirl onto the floor and then stand with a stillness that holds the audience in a collective gasp. Like choreographer Donald Byrd, who worked with Twyla Tharp among others and in Read More…

Reviews-Don Shirley
Post date: Sunday, October 16th, 2016 at 5:02 pm Category: Reviews

“Donna Sternberg & Dancers…showcased a company of five dancers…their presentation was excellent! With innovative lifts, floor combinations and unique concepts … this company is worth your attention. The finale section went ‘topless’ with the girl’s backs towards the audience for the entire selection. I was captivated by the possibilities from beginning to end. This was a brand new twist of erotica suspense for me…from conception to completion – and this is a bold new creation of Read More…

Reviews-Jeff Slayton
Post date: Sunday, October 16th, 2016 at 4:58 pm Category: Reviews

“Donna Sternberg has a talent for recognizing the essence of the complexities of life, defining the core of those complexities and putting it into movement.”

Reviews – Jessica Abrams
Post date: Sunday, October 16th, 2016 at 3:21 am Category: Reviews

“Sternberg’s five dancers are incredible technicians – bullishly strong with sharp, clean lines; but it was their dramatic presence – all five separately and as a cohesive unit – that made them the stellar performers I saw before me. The evening ended with “The Back of Beauty”, a tour de force featuring all four female dancers, four chairs and colored skirts. The dancers were topless; but with their backs to us as they tangoed with their chairs, it became clear Read More…

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 Read More…