AFTER A BLIND LADY AT THE WALLIS, BEVERLY HILLS, FEBRUARY 2019
Agami’s oeuvre is devilish, highly stylized, and emanates, in an cloud of mystery, from the body-smarts of a choreographer just plain in love with movement."
Of Agami’s works that I have seen, this was her most stark and isolating. Each character appeared cut off or lost among many."
After calling glenn at The Schimmel Center and The Auditorium, November 2018
Not every good choreographer develops a language, and Ms. Agami speaks her borrowed tongue with considerable skill."
I came away from “Calling Glenn” feeling quite serious, wondering why the combination of extraordinary physicality and above-the-neck apathy packs such a punch."
After Old/News at Temple Israel of Hollywood, October 2018
Love is an unwieldy thing. But Danielle Agami’s Ate9 masters both the highs and lows throughout “Old/News”"
Both [works] were cutting edge and raw, using well-balanced dark humor as a vehicle to discuss personal relationships through Agami’s distinguished style of choreography."
After calling glenn at Royce Hall, CAP UCLA, November 2017
Agami has an amazing sense of timing. In calling glenn, a section would border on becoming too long, but would suddenly shift it into a dramatic and powerful semi-unison section incorporating rhythmic walks that traversed the entire space."
- Jeff Slayton of Bachtrack.com
After Vickie and EXHIBIT b at Doris Duke Theatre, Becket, MA, July 2017
The movement is rich and strange, otherworldly; amidst all the strangeness is a faint sense of humanity; and finally, thankfully, there is a very fine line of wit threaded throughout the works."
Endings don't get more delicious than that."
After calling glenn at the Moore Theater, Seattle, March 2017
calling glenn is unexpected and innovative. It is densely packed, yet accessible."
-Megan Stevenson of SeattleDances.com
After Ate9's Appearance at Los Angeles Dance Fest, April 2016
Agami's work is stark, direct and she exposes our imperfections...it is intelligent and intense."
- Jeff Slayton of Bachtrack.com
After mouth to mouth at Live Arts LA, August 2015
Agami’s choreography gives us the illusion that we know each dancer personally, that we know what they are thinking, but that they are a total mystery to us and perhaps to themselves. They are both performers and incredible creatures of unknown origins."
-Jeff Slayton of SeeDance.com
After mouth to mouth at Peridance in NYC, May 2014
Danielle Agami has the gift of turning awkwardness in to something beautiful. After the terrific hour-long mouth to mouth, you feel you know something slightly crazy about each of the eight dancers in her new Los Angeles-based, Ate9".
Article | Ate9's Danielle Agami doesn't need a mirror to know what she's doing
Since arriving in town, Agami has become choreography's It girl."
- Victoria Looseleaf of the LA Times
After mouth to mouth at LA Theater Center, May 2014
Exquisitely stylish dancer whose confusing physicality mixes a buzz-cut hairdo with uber-feminine neck and shoulders and generous butt and thighs, Agami, in performance, ports a dark facial expression flickering between shyness and crazy danger."
- Debra Levine of Arts Meme
After EXHIBIT a at Celebrate Dance in LA, March 2014
While Agami, like the Frenchman-whose-name-needs-no-mention, is a recent transplant to Los Angeles, newly relocating here after several years in Seattle, it is absolutely tremendous that she is making such hip, with-it work in L.A. here and now. And a hierarchy is forming, with excellence at the top... I appreciate, especially, Agami’s womanly touch. I’d couple her with filmmaker Sofia Coppola as a still-young but fully formed female artist whose strong vision comes nicely padded – like a velvet glove."
-Debra Levine of Arts Meme
Ate9 bLAZES aWAY in LATC PREMIERE | Steven Woodruff, April 2014.
After mouth to mouth at the Chutzpah Festival in Vancouver, March 2014.
The rush of bodies, the detailed, edgy movement, and the thumping beats fully captured the sound and the fury, the rapture and the rush of life. Odd, fleeting, and gorgeous, it left you wanting much, much more."
-Janet Smith of The Georgia Straight
"Agami/Ate9's 'Sally meets Stu' Returns"
he Seattle Times | Michael Upchurch - November 9, 2012
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