When we had to do a movement phrase crossing the floor, I started to think that being onstage was a very bad idea. This year’s Live Arts Fest offered not just a look at dance legacies, but actual somatic experience. Plus a lesson that choreographers age incredibly well … Bella Lewitzky started her company at 50 and led it for 30 years; and Robert Cohan, whom the little festival that could brought from London, showed a fresh new work he’d created at 90.

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Is it just San Diego, or do dance artists everywhere cook up provocative titles to get folks in the door, and then give them art? That’s what happened at “Sweat: Hot Dances for a Hot Night,” where Randé Dorn’s richly psychological work was the discovery of the evening … though there were certainly some sexy moments, provided by the guys.

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