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Illusion and bedrock

Invisible Wings, plus Henri Oguike and Bridgman/Packer at Jacob’s Pillow
Oguike, I think, makes movement like a mime artist.
By: MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  August 27, 2007


Dances with character

Headlong Dance Theater, Chunky Move, Paul Taylor
Dancers are working with character more frequently, after decades of choreography drenched in physical accomplishment.
By: MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  August 01, 2007


Neo-hoodoo and street kabuki

Fist and Heel at Concord’s Summer Stages and Kabuki in New York
Tradition: how to preserve it in a globalized modern culture.
By: MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  July 24, 2007



Misnomer at Concord Academy
Like its name, Misnomer Dance Theater seems devoted to contrariness.
By: MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  July 17, 2007


Postmodern cabaret

Susan Marshall and Doug Varone at Bard
The Spiegeltent at Bard College fits into two big trucks and can be raised in a couple of days by a crew of workers.
By: MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  July 10, 2007


Two tales retold

NYCB’s The Nightingale and the Rose, ABT’s Sleeping Beauty
The big ballet companies are shackled tighter than ever to the idea of the story ballet.
By: MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  June 12, 2007


Adventurous demos

Lorraine Chapman’s The Floating World , Snappy’s String Beings
With a variety of scrims, opaque panels, and lighting tricks, the seven dancers became the source for a dreamy succession of images by new-media artist Jonathan Bachrach.
By: MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  June 05, 2007


Swans under glass

The Kirov’s anti-extravaganza
The third act of Swan Lake is a ritual, signifying the transfer of royal power.
By: MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  November 04, 2008
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