"When choreographer Nancy McCaleb unbuttons her imagination, strange and wonderful things happen!"
--The San Diego Union-Tribune
"New York concert dance fans are always bemoaning the lack of good, serious concert dance on the “left coast.” Lament no more! McCaleb Dance swept into Dance Theater Workshop from La Jolla, California, with a pair of smart dances that not only showed off the choreographic finesse of artistic director Nancy McCaleb, but also the kinetic and expressive skills of her terrific dancers and creative partners. McCaleb’s skillfully crafted, thoughtful, collaborative work epitomizes the kind of altogether special dance we’d like to see more of in the Altogether Different Festival at the Joyce Theater. Let’s hope McCaleb Dance makes a return visit soon."
- Gus Solomons, Jr. - Dance writer for the VILLAGE VOICE, DANCE MAGAZINE, and the NEW YORK TIMES. - Gay City News, NYC
Nancy McCaleb’s dances have been performed in over 70 theaters on the West Coast, in New York City, Mexico, and Europe. In venues ranging from an opera house in Poland to a bread factory in Germany, her provocative, powerfully athletic, and deeply moving dances bring audiences to their feet.
McCaleb is noted for numerous collaborations. Renowned musicians, Miles Anderson and Erica Sharp, have composed and performed over a dozen works for McCaleb dances. Other collaborators are composers Fernando Corona, David Stout, Chris Penney and Yushio Torikai; visual artists Francis Al˙s and Stephen Curry; video artists Eloisa Haudenschild and Paul Marshall; and designers Eric Geiger, Kathleen McHugh, Alexandra Campbell, and Andrea Bjeldanes.