The North Door
"...What's new: Lumen, a site-specific work, April 21-24, with a work-in-progress excerpt in Ballet East's Nueva Mezcla, Dec. 3-6 Lisa del Rosario..."
"...With the establishment of the Big Range Austin dance festival in 2008, Spank Dance Company Artistic Director Ellen Bartel provided a forum in which a host of local choreographers can get together, showcase their work, collaborate, and challenge themselves. In just the 2010 edition, starting June 25 and continuing through the Fourth of July, you can sample work by more than 15 area dancemakers, and that includes accomplished, established artists such as Andrea Ariel, Toni Bravo, Brenna Kuhn, and Anuradha Naimpally alongside such up-and-comers on the scene as Leah Smiley Tubbs (Ballet Afrique), Ann Berman (Forklift Danceworks), Lisa Del Rosario (Sheep Army), and Mary Chase (Dance Repertory Theatre)..."
"...But my approach didn't keep me from feeling undone by the piece dedicated to her brother, who is recovering from a stroke. After a prologue in which Marroquín's school-age son arranged a collection of seashells center stage, the exquisitely musical Angie Obermeyer, Lisa Del Rosario, Marroquín, and Nicole Lazo appeared one after the other, each in a rectangle of light in one quadrant of the stage..."
"...At the same time, Sharon Marroquín walks across the back of the studio, heaving a 2-foot-tall, 18-inch-wide section of a tree trunk from stage left to a spot just right of center and sets it on one end. Lisa del Rosario approaches the stump and slowly ascends it, her toes, hobbled by bunions, gripping the rough surface and her ankles adjusting for alignment..."
"...6) LISA DEL ROSARIO So much complexity in one dancer – kind of like everything, but nothing like her...."
"...Often lifting their T-shirts to cover their faces, the dancers delegated expression to their abs. Lip-synching, clips of songs by George Strait and the Toadies, and fun poked at movement exercises – "I am drawing with my shin!" shouted Lisa del Rosario before being carried offstage by the group – were all game, but these fragments were suspended around a common focus: We are testing the limits of this work, the artists might say, and so far we haven't busted it...."
"...The three members of line upon line – Matt Teodori, Adam Bedell, and Cullen Faulk – performed around and among the dancers, making use of drums and bells as well as sand, which poured from paper cones into buckets, and bamboo wind chimes and weather vanes set in motion by electric fans. Dancers Alyson Dolan, Lisa del Rosario, and Nathan Brumbaugh didn't meet with them until the performance week, and the show had a spontaneous, fresh vibe on opening night..."
"...All of the eight works in the concert were danced to music, which begged questions of who was listening to it, and how? In Guts, a hair-whipping duet by Austinite Alyson Dolan for herself and Lisa del Rosario, who were accompanied onstage by a vocalist, Alfredo Ramirez, and a percussionist, Drew Silverman, the relationship between the movement and the sounds wasn't always clear. Who's on first? The dancers from Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth echoed this question in an excerpt from a work called The Butterfly Effect and Other Beautiful Catastrophes..."
"...This isn't to say that the production is completely bereft of physicality. Choreographer Lisa Del Rosario colors the lighthearted numbers with simple, fun splashes of movement, and actor Brian Coughlin demonstrates his usual flair for comedic physicality, a craft that he understands and executes brilliantly..."
"...A quiet crusader, MacDougal is subtly honing the class schedule from an anything-goes approach toward more curated offerings – for example, a children's creative dance and drawing camp replaced a slightly tacky princess pre-ballet – and highlighting the performance space through co-productions, such as Nicole Roerick's Morose Beauty in May, a success by all measures. Next up, MacDougal and her partner Alain Le Razer, under their organization All Things Animate, will present Made in Austin, a program of short works by Magdalena Jarkowiec, Lisa Del Rosario, Rosalyn Nasky, Roerick, and MacDougal, and films by Le Razer and Katherine Hodges...."
"...After last year's venue, the Salvage Vanguard Theater, became standing-room-only, Califa moved this year's performances to the AustinVentures StudioTheater, largely gifted to the group by Ballet Austin. In four free shows, 13 Ballet Austin company members, apprentices, and trainees will perform works choreographed by Jennifer Hart, Michelle Thompson, Reginald Harris, and Lisa del Rosario to live music by Catherine Davis, Wino Vino, and Boff Hoffnar..."
"...The material is well served when the performances are broad but focused, as with Heather Huggins' sunny Beverly and Chris Gibson's gruff, gray-flannel-suited hubby. The zippy dance breaks choreographed by Lisa del Rosario always give the show a lift..."
"...That tension between who's in and who's out figures prominently in the early part of the dance, with four of the women Lisa Del Rosario, Vidya Ramirez-Wheeler, Holly Wissmann, and the show's choreographer, Amanda Butterfield moving together as a group and the fifth, Melissa Ann Rentrop, observing them from a distance, then tentatively seeking a place among them. In places, We Are Normal, Cha Cha Chaaa seems to focus on rituals of acceptance, those rites of initiation that we're sometimes required to pass before we can be considered one of the gang, in the community, normal..."
"...10) LISA DEL ROSARIO'S 'FAMILIAR CADENCE'/MAGDALENA JARKOWIEC'S 'SOME PEOPLE ARE THIS' (All Things Animate) AND SHARON MARROQUIN'S 'CHAMBERS' (Ariel Dance Theatre)..."
"...Roen Salinas, El Gran Circo: The Aztlan CircusDancerLisa del Rosario "Dance With Glass of Water," Hot September Flurries..."
"...Duet Paul Michael Bloodgood & Aara Krumpe, “Desire” Nathan Brumbaugh & Lisa Del Rosario, “Echoes of Veiled Light” Matt Shields & Tony Merriwether, Sophisticated Ladies..."
"...Lisa Del Rosario, "Familiar Cadence"/"Chambers"/"Grit"..."
"...Lisa del Rosario, Leave It to Beverly..."
"..."Just Say Da: Direct Object," by Jamie Rhodes, Jude Hickey, Kirk German, Lisa del Rosario, Michelle Brandt, Robin Grace Thompson, Scott Roskilly, Tom Coiner, and Heather Huggins. Eight storytellers are unleashed on a stage with a backpack, an exercise bungee, a picture frame, a rolling pin, a pair of pajama pants, two coffee mugs, an Austin Chronicle, and a dozen pencils...."
"...And, oh sweet Saint Fosse, the first gig’s already past and the second gig, Eleven Eleven: 02, begins tonight and continues through Saturday. And Lisa Del Rosario is a part of it, and Scotland’s Kevin Briggs, and that percussionist Jason McKenzie..."