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Post:Ballet

Modern-Day Intimacy in Post:Ballet Six-Pack

Carla Escoda | Posted 07.21.2016 | Arts
Carla Escoda

This is a big year for Robert Dekkers. He has always juggled his roles as dancer, choreographer, teacher, and director of his own small but highly visible company with seemingly superhuman energy.

Power Plays by Robert Dekkers for Post:Ballet

Carla Escoda | Posted 01.22.2015 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Like a René Magritte painting come to life, Robert Dekkers' latest assault on the conventions of theatrical dance piles up one absurd image on another in precise, deliberate fashion, leading us rapidly from a vision of tranquil domesticity into hell and chaos,.

Post:Ballet's Witty 'Four Plays'

Carla Escoda | Posted 09.23.2013 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Post:Ballet's "Four Plays", suggests we are in for an evening of lighthearted, sexy escapades. But choreographer Robert Dekkers' dances are not just landscapes of streamlined bodies making pretty shapes, but also witty social commentary.

Post:Ballet's Playful New San Francisco Season

Carla Escoda | Posted 09.05.2013 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Robert Dekkers couldn't abandon time altogether, but in field the present shifts he has relinquished the concepts of beginning and end. He chose a playful, elegant device, shaping his dancers' bodies into silhouettes of the letters in American Sign Language.