Summerfest/dance has a reputation for being a hit-or-miss affair, whether you're evaluating it from program to program or season to season. With three weeks of works -- 75 percent of them premieres -- by more than 25 mostly emerging choreographers, how could it be otherwise? And yet while the festival's basic formula hasn't shifted over the last nine years, the balance of hits and misses, recently, has. The difference here, as often, lies in material circumstances: Even hastily completed dances can look leagues better on a proscenium stage, such as Summerfest acquired last year when it relocated to the Cowell Theater, and the improved lighting that attends such a move lends the roughest of works a sheen of... More >>>