Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Jazz company's premiere exciting.(Arts & Culture)

Byline: Jennifer Noyer For the Journal



This past weekend Fletcher Nickerson premiered his new Oxygen Jazz Dance Company at Rodey Theatre with a production titled "The Dawn," referring to a new beginning. The program was structured around an electronic theme; each dance was introduced as though the audience were accessing different areas of the Internet. Click this button for "rebirth." Highly theatrical lighting, and bone-rattling, hard rock electronic music did enhance the new-age ambiance.

The results were both exciting and kind of annoying. The dancers were beautifully trained, highly skilled technicians with plenty of vibrant energy and stage presence. …

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