If the energy generated by the dancers on the Laguna Playhouse stage Saturday night could have been harnessed, no one in Laguna Beach would ever again have to pay a Southern California Edison bill.
To say the audience was electrified by the Complexions Contemporary Ballet's vibrant performance would be a gross understatement. The dancers up the stage, armed only with their talent, relied little on elaborate costumes or sets for effect, and folks were still talking about it days later.
"It was just phenomenal," Mayor Toni Iseman said Tuesday. "To see athlete and artist combined in one body is amazing. I went to two events and I wish I could have gone to four."
The Laguna Dance Festival, also known as CaDance, presented performances April 14 through Sunday at the playhouse to standing ovations and cries of "brava" and "bravo."
While there was not a tutu or blocked toe shoe in sight Saturday and the taller-than-conventional standard ballerinas' hair was loose rather than in a buns, classical training and discipline were evident. They just pushed the envelope.