I received brochures in the mail this week from two of my favorite local venues to see dance – UC Riverside’s University Theatre & the Irvine Barclay (on the campus of UC Irvine). Especially looking forward to Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s “Babel” at the Barclay in October, and Joe Goode Performance Group in February, 2012 at UCR. Past performances that evoke fond memories for me include two at UCR: Mark Morris’ “Going Away Party” (with Mark Morris dancing! Such a hoot!) and Rennie Harris Puremovement – a most amazing solo that really took hip hop vocabulary to another level for me. At the Barclay – loads of wonderful work by UC Irvine faculty come to mind, as well as a VERY LONG CONCERT by Savion Glover – truly a case of too much of a good thing! I’d love to hear about your favorite & memorable dance viewing experiences!