With all this plugging of my memoir “The Lost Night,” you might think I’ve forgotten about dance–but not so. In fact, before I head to the Central Valley tomorrow for a few readings, I want to make sure to post about a dance show I’ll certainly be catching in San Francisco this weekend.
Alex Ketley is a former dancer with Lines Ballet and a promising choreographer of ultra-contemporary, stark yet emotional work, usually presented with striking multi-media trappings. About five years ago he co-founded The Foundry with fellow dancer/choreographer Christian Burns; just recently he won one of the Princess Grace Foundation’s first choreography awards. Friday and Saturday at ODC Theater he’ll be presenting “Syntax,” a duet for ODC dancers Andrea and Justin Flores set to the poetry of Carol Snow. Should be challenging, perhaps even beautiful; for full details, go here and follow the link to “The Foundry/Carol Snow.”
Also on the dance-writing front, I’ve just wrapped up the Chronicle’s Fall Dance Preview, which will run in the Pink Section later this month. Thanks to those members of the Bay Area dance scene who saw my call for entries on this site; the preview is far more inclusive because of your response.