I?ll be checking out the Bay Area premiere of John Jasperse?s ?CALIFORNIA? tomorrow night at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Jasperse, whose heady approach to creating experimental dance environments has generated buzz on the east coast, is still little known out here. This new evening-length work uses a fractured set designed by architect Ammar Eloueini, and five dancers wielding leaf blowers.
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