On Pointe Mysteries By Lori Robbins: Reviews/Giveaways/Interview

by Kathleen Costa

Lori Robbins premiered the On Pointe Mystery series with Murder in First Position in 2020, following up with Murder in Second Position (2021) and Murder in Third Position (2022). With the world of ballet as the backdrop, she introduced Leah Siderova who only ever cared about ballet. Her parents supported her dreams sending her to the best schools, but after they divorced early in her life, her mother, believing her Russian ancestry would fare better than Feldbaum on the marquee, changed their name to Siderova.

Rogue Festival Reviews: Every Good Story Ends With One/Benjamin’s Passion/Bully Love

by Lorie Lewis Ham

I am not exaggerating when I say that I would pay to watch Martin Dockery read a phone book—he is just that good! (for those who don’t know what a phone book is, it was a book where you could find people’s names and phone numbers back before the internet) When I saw he was going to be at this year’s Rogue Festival I knew I had to be there. During the pandemic, Martin performed many stories on YouTube and I caught as many of them as I could—now I was finally going to be able to see him again in person.

Rogue Performer Preview: the Curve

by Genie Cartier

I am nearly 35 years old and have been doing acrobatics since the age of four. I started with gymnastics, like many four-year-olds. Then, at six years old, I started going to SF Circus Center for acrobatics classes, and that was the real beginning. I am American, born and raised in the Haight Ashbury district of San Francisco. But I was trained in Chinese acrobatics, a distinct style that was brought to America by the world-renowned circus trainer, Master Lu Yi.

Sassy Ladies of the Polynesian Club of Fresno

by Mallory Moad

For women “of a certain age” who are interested in a dance performance experience, it can be difficult to find a school or group that’s the right fit. Classes marketed as being “for seniors” give the impression that if you’re over 50 you’re as breakable as glass, while some performance groups have a creepy, patronizing approach that can be downright insulting: “Look at them go! And to think they’re all over 60 years of age, wow!” Yeah, right.