“…The most compelling performer in the company is Alberto del Saz, a cross between the quicksilver, whimsical Louis of old and the legendary, magisterial Jose Limon.  

Tobi Tobias, THE NEW YORK MAGAZINE

 

“…Mr. Del Saz a master of the style, exuberant, demonstrating what is important in Mr. Louis choreography, the quality of movement and how it is phrased.”

Anna Kisselgoff, THE NEW YORK TIMES

 

“… A quietly stunning solo for Mr. Del Saz epitomizes the fluid yet crisply articulated motion that in part identifies a Louis or Nikolais Dancer. Mr. Del Saz himself typifies the strong presence of the company’s dancer, from early performers, like Beverly Blossom and Phyllis Lamhut.”

Jennifer Dunning, THE NEW YORK TIMES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“ It wasn't until Alberto Del Saz, director of the Nikolais/Louis Foundation for Dance, was invited on stage to take a bow Wednesday night with the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company that we were reminded that the passion and artist are one.

 

   Del Saz has painstakingly taught R-W every detail of choreographer Alwin Nikolais' immense repertoire. Like any deceased choreographer, Nikolais' vision is only as good as the dancers who carry it on, and Del Saz communicates Nikolais' signature with such accuracy that his effervescent 30 seconds on stage channeled the man behind this visual cornucopia titled "Tent."

 

   The performance, the result of an ongoing partnership between R-W and the Nikolais/Louis Foundation, is a historic and fascinating glimpse into an era that has influenced a half-century of dancers.”

Kathy Adams, SALT LAKE TRIBUNE

 

 

 

 

 

 

“In Alberto del Saz Mr. Louis has found someone who can convey his particular quicksilver qualities of movement that were once unique to Mr. Louis. It is encouraging to see how the tradition is being carried on.”

THE WESTSIDER

 

 

 

 

 

“…Veteran master of the company the commanding Alberto del Saz, exact but never careful, generous but never sloppy, energized but never emotive.

Tobi Tobias, DANCE MAGAZINE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 CRITICS WROTE

 

 

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Photos by: Tom Caravaglia  & Dennis Johnston  

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