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THE ALL JOAN SHOW
Cid Pearlman Performance
This fall Cid Pearlman Performance celebrated their longstanding collaboration with cellist/composer Joan Jeanrenaud in an evening of four works: Strange Toys, small variations, Your Body is Not a Shark, and the world premiere of Wasps & Ladybugs.
The earliest piece on the program, Strange Toys, had its New York premiere at the Joyce Soho in 2004. Nominated for two Los Angeles Horton Awards, small variations premiered as a 30-minute sextet in 2006 in Los Angeles. Your Body is Not a Shark, an evening-length work created with poet Denise Leto, premiered at ODC Theater in San Francisco in 2013.
"The dancing...is big-boned, unself-conscious
and full of personality."
San Francisco Chronicle
"...intelligent, sensual choreography..."
San Francisco Bay Guardian
New York Times
“…brash wit and postpunk aesthetics…”
“Wit is a rare commodity in dance. Even more than its gentler cousin, humor, it demands a finely tuned eye and ability to observe with detachment without letting go of commitment. Cid Pearlman has what it takes.”
Rita Felciano, San Francisco Bay Guardian
“I want to live in the little societies that Cid Pearlman creates: people hold their ground when they need to, still they have an essential gentleness toward one another.”
Janice Steinberg, San Diego Dance Critic
"...it was Pearlman’s Drowning Poems that trembled with a poignancy and grief so textually rich it took my breath away.
Julia Ciapella, santacruzdanceblog.wordpress.com
Photos: Beau Saunders
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