The indefatigable Rita Felciano, who seems to see every dance performance within thirty miles of the Golden Gate Bridge, made it to the ?. . . And Still Dancing? program that I was unable to catch at ODC Theater last weekend. Writing for the DanceView Times, she offers this report:
?The new year in San Francisco started with a new company though not new dancers. ?And Still Dancing, the brain child of actor/dancer/writer Martin A. David, is an ensemble of dancers over forty, many of whose members are respected Bay Area teachers, but few of whom are still actively involved on the stage. At this point the concept for the group is better than the product they offer. The company debut, a decidedly mixed bag, amply illustrated that good dancers alone don?t make for a good program. And having a good time doing what you do?as these artists clearly did?is not enough of a reason for us to watch them.
Still there were things to be encouraged by. The dancers were professionals. Well trained, in good shape, they had presence, individuality and a disciplined approach to their craft. The weakest point was the repertoire, some of it reprised by Mr. David from his own works from the early 70?s.?