Dancing With The Stars Sasha Farber and Chelsie Hightower also celebrated National Dance Day this weekend. The two pros travelled to Dallas, Texas to perform and teach dance for Bree Hafen’s Positive Space Company at the Eisemann Center for Performing Arts. You can see a fun picture of them at this link. Sasha has also tweeted some fun pics of them before the show. Below is a take from a fun review at Theatre Jones. Note: the program continues today at 2 p.m. at the Eisemann Center. Don’t miss it if you live in the Dallas area.
The belly-dancing: Habibi and Egyptic performed by Janelle Issis, was another matter altogether. Wearing a flowing white skirt and bra in Habibi and gold cape and blue skirt in Egyptic, Issis seems barely to move as a cascade of rippling abdominal muscles flow in tiny isolation. When she does skirt the floor, some part of her body—hips, arms, or torso—continues to undulate like uncoiled snakes.
And then for a taste of glamour, two cast members from Dancing with the Stars, Chelsie Hightower and Sasha Farber, heat up the stage with some saucy Latin dancing.
The second act features Positive Space performing three dramatic acts by Ms. Hafen: “Humanity,” “Home,” and “Healing.” The centerpiece involves a couple and their daughter, with the husband banned by his wife, who reconciles, and then loses her when she goes off to war. Three “fates” intervene from time to time, and at the end the dead wife returns as an angel, imploring her husband to seek a new wife.
If the story gets a bit too treacly at times, there is another clever dance episode to compensate, especially when the ensemble shots legs and arms out in all directions.
More at Theatre Jones.