Dance Spectrum Alaska hoofers hit the boards March 13 and 14. The Anchorage Concert Chorus brought down a packed house with '60s songs on Saturday.
Here's one reader's response to DSA:
"There are a lot of terrific dancers, fabulous pieces and eclectic music in Dance Spectrum Alaska’s 2008 Concert but not enough people going to see it all. The audience of less than 140 was mostly friends and family. These dancers deserve more.
"Courtney Wilhelm has liquid legs that float above her tapping feet. Becky Kendall moves seamlessly whether she is running across the stage or standing in place letting her arms arc behind her. And Samantha Crosby is a consummate ensemble dancer whose moves are so well-timed and full of precision that she makes a piece hang together just by being in it. When Wilhelm, Kendall and Crosby dance together it is electric. And that’s what 'Too Late,' the last piece of Dance Spectrum Alaska’s 2008 Concert Thursday night felt like.
"The program built through the evening, the first piece using projected images behind the dancers was ambitious but uneven. But by the second half the company had hit its stride. 'Journey to Tranquility' had gorgeous reflective moves by the dancers that at times seemed like underwater sea creatures mingling with one another. Sam Gottstein (who I’ve known since he was a toddler) choreographed and danced “Me and Mrs. Jones,” with an effortless assurance. Wilhelm soloed in “Tarnished Awakenings,” where dancers used flighty hand movements reminiscent of moths around a yellow light bulb hanging over the stage. The quickness and grace of 'Tarnished Awakenings' was a perfect lead in to the spectacular last piece, 'Too Late.'"
- Pam Cravez
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