Zhukov Dance TheatreProduct 05: Coin/c/dance

San Francisco, Z Space29 September 2012

Review by Aimee Tsao

 

"There is something deeply satisfying in watching a dance company grow from its first season through its current fifth year, especially when the production values remain consistently high. From the beginning, Yuri Zhukov, director of Zhukov Dance Theatre, has proven his talent for seeking out excellent dancers, ensuring a unified visual aesthetic linking lighting, sets and costumes, and fostering a remarkable cohesiveness among the dancers despite a relatively short rehearsal period."

 

Annick Schadeck

Andrea Thompson

Doug Baum

Jeremy Bannon-Neches

Martyn Garside

Madison Hoke

Nick Korkos

ZDT presented Product 02 in August 2009.

For this performance Mr.Zhukov created another world premier - Pioneer Plaques - and he also invited Hlin Diego, an Icelandic principal dancer and collaborator from Product 01, to create a new work on the company called 'Caught in the Square'.

 

Renee Renouf from Ballet.co reviewed Product 02:

"I'd kill to be in a brief Zhukov season. I can't wait until Product 03, and , hopefully, a second or third viewing of Pioneer Plaques."

 

Asa Ludvik Gustavson

Chie Mukai

Katie Scherman

Hildur Ottarsdottir

Anthony Lomuljo

Christopher Bordenave

Sergio Junior Benvindo de Souza

Bernhard Knauer

Gunnlaugur Egilsson

For Product 04 ZDT created one hour new work entitled 'Dreams Recycled' in Septenber of 2011 at the Zspace Theatre.

 

Paul Hertelendy wrote a review for Arts SF:

"There is a lot to like about Zhukov Dance Theatre, a compact milti-media operation that pops up with stimulating surprises. I find a truth in (Zhukov's) work that is very timely and certainly, the dancers are mobile, fearless and meticulously prepared."

 

Doug Baum

Sergio Junior Benvindo de Souza

Katja Bjorner

Christopher Bordenave

Darren Devaney

Martyn Garside

Allie Papazian

For Product 03, ZDT presented two new works in September of 2010 - "Shared and Divided" and "Cinematic".

Rita Feliciano reviewed the works for Dance Magazine:

"In its third season, Zhukov Dance Theatre 'Product 03' took to the stage with excellent performances of two contrasting premiers. The sharply focused and pure dance "Shared and Divided" was right on the mark...

Both works benefited from a fine group of performers... and Zhukov also designed the costumes and Cinematic's superb white-on-black projections. He is clearly a multi-talented artist."

 

Allie Papazian

Katja Bjorner

Christopher Bordenave

Sergio Junior Benvindo de Souza

Darren Devaney

Josh Haines

ZDT's 2008 world premiere, Product 01, presented two works by Yuri Zhukov - "M&W" and "Passing" - which he created in collaboration with the dancers of the company.

 

Claire Allen

Hlin Diego

Jackie Goneconti

Jeremy Kovitch

John Mercke

Katie Scherman

Marcos Vedoveto

Kevin Yee-Chan

Idan Yoav

 

The San Francisco Chronicle raved:

"In a single evening, Zhukov Dance Theatre established itself a some of the most promising presences on the Bay Area dance scene."

 

 

Zhukov Dance TheatreProduct 06, 'Enlight' by Yuri Zhukov, 'Spider on a Mirror' by Idan Sharabi.

SFJazz Center, SanFrancisco

29 October 2013

Review by Aimee Tsao

 

"The first dance company to perform at the SFJazz Center, Zhukov Dance Theatre, presents Product 06 for its sixth season. This completely new venue for dance pleasantly surprises me with a feeling of open, airy space and a moderately-sized thrust stage with no wings or curtains. The sight lines are excellent and the intimacy between dancers and audience is palpable, given the closeness of the seats"

 

Rachel Fallon

Doug Baum

Nick Korkos

Christopher Bordenave

Jeremy Bannon-Neches

 

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