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Pas de divorce

Opera House captures Boston Ballet’s heart
It’s been a roller-coaster six weeks at Boston Ballet.
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 02, 2008



Liz Lerman and Sayat Nova
“Out of Darkness” worked under the assumption that remembered pain can be translated into effective stage action.
By: MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  March 27, 2008


Signals from the solar system

Daniel McCusker at Tufts, Kelley Donovan at the Dance Complex
Pluto may have been downgraded to a dwarf planet, but Jupiter is still respected for its size, its moons, and the regularity of its orbit.
By: DEBRA CASH  |  March 18, 2008



Boston Ballet’s ‘Next Generation’
There’s got to be more to the future than the spectacle of gaudier and gaudier soulless cyberbodies.
By: MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  March 12, 2008


Quo vadis?

Boston Ballet’s ‘Next Generation’
“Next Generation” is the kind of ballet-program title that might have you asking yourself what happened to “This Generation."
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  March 10, 2008


Tellers and a show

Josh Hilberman, Jody Weber, and Beth Soll
Dancers do a lot of talking about their work these days. This can be disarming and engaging as a lead-in to a performance, but it seldom gives away any secrets.
By: MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  March 03, 2008


Finding a voice

Battleworks at the ICA
Closer inspection, however, shows a choreographer making a series of perplexing musical choices that don’t always serve him well.
By: DEBRA CASH  |  February 29, 2008


Stepping stones

Tudor and Limón at Boston Conservatory
The dance is large and sweeping, the music (by an unnamed recorded chorus and organist) majestic.
By: MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  February 25, 2008


At long last love?

Boston Ballet hitches up with John Cranko’s Romeo & Juliet
Boston Ballet has been playing the Romeo and Juliet dating game for almost 25 years now.
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  February 20, 2008


Hard stories

Bill T. Jones at the ICA, Noche Flamenca at the Majestic
Bill T. Jones has always loved double meanings.
By: MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  February 19, 2008


Mastering the motion

‘Masters of Motion’ in Providence
“Masters of Motion” is the kind of catch-all title for a dance bill that encompasses everything and puts you in mind of nothing.
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  February 12, 2008


Trailing Ailey

The Groove at the Wang
Neither the Ailey company nor The Groove ’s choreographer, Camille A. Brown, acknowledged these roots.
By: MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  February 12, 2008


Queen bee

Eva Yerbabuena at the Majestic
Is there such a thing as conceptual flamenco dancing?
By: DEBRA CASH  |  February 12, 2008


Luverly enough

My Fair Lady  at the Opera House  
This new production is a little callow and a little obvious, and, especially in Matthew Bourne’s choreography, it seems to want a bigger stage than the Opera House affords.
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  February 11, 2008



'Ten's the Limit' at the ICA
The notion of confining entries to 10 minutes seems arbitrary — why not four choreographers doing 20-minute dances?
By: MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  January 22, 2008


Dancing in the year of the Rat

Flamenco, funk, and Boston Ballet hit the boards
If you’re hot for Victoria’s Secret ads and addicted to Dancing with the Stars, Tango Fire will be right up your alley.
By: DEBRA CASH  |  December 26, 2007


Ebb and flow

Dance: 2007 in review
The good news is that we still have our own major company, Boston Ballet, and it made its first international tour — to Spain — in more than a decade.
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 17, 2007


Urban cheek

BalletRox's Nutcracker
There are several meanings to the word popular, and BalletRox’s The Urban Nutcracker satisfies the truest of them.
By: MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  December 11, 2007


More than child’s play

Boston Ballet’s grown-up Nutcracker
After a slow start, The Nutcracker went on to become the most-watched ballet of the 20th century.
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 09, 2007


Not through yet

Paul Taylor at the Shubert, plus Morgan Thorson’s Faker
Paul Taylor brags that he’s violated just about every taboo in American culture over his 50-plus years of creative work and he’s not through yet.
By: MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  December 05, 2007


Waters of Narcissus?

Maureen Fleming at the ICA
Fleming created a one-woman Art Deco extravaganza — with herself looking like nothing so much as a Rolls Royce hood ornament.
By: DEBRA CASH  |  November 06, 2007

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