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Wising up

James Kudelka’s Cinderella at Boston Ballet
Sergei Prokofiev’s two classical ballets invariably find Boston Ballet playing the dating game.  
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 22, 2008


State of the art

Boston Ballet’s third ‘Night of Stars’
Maybe it’s the economy, but Boston Ballet’s third-annual season-opening gala was a sober evening, without the orchestral overture that graced the first two affairs.  
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 17, 2008


Cen que fas après lo balèti?

Lo Còr de la Plana, Somerville Theatre, October 3, 2008
“Bon soir!” someone from the audience shouted as the six members of Lo Còr de la Plana took the Somerville Theatre stage last Friday.  
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 14, 2008


Men from Mars(eille)

Lo Còr de la Plana invade Boston
“Un jour ou l’autre, parlera l’Europe marseillais” — “Sooner or later, Europe will speak Marseille.”  
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  January 30, 2009


The South shall rise . . .

France's Occitan New Wave
The singing groups of the South of France draw on everything from mediæval pilgrimage chants and troubadour poetry to contemporary rap and ragga.  
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 01, 2008


The Duchess

A sea of vapidity
There’s nothing like a movie about 18th-century England to make 21st-century Americans feel all smug and morally superior.
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  September 23, 2008


Suburban Mozart that swings

Lexington Symphony at Cary Hall, Lexington, MA, September 13, 2008
It’s a tribute to the quality of Boston’s classical-music scene that a suburban orchestra like the Lexington Symphony is capable of a performance to attract the attention of those who live closer to Symphony Hall.  
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 09, 2008


Julie Fowlis

Cuilidh | Spit + Polish
The back-up is fine, but it’s Fowlis’s soughing voice, all wind and water and machair and peewit, that’s Cuilidh ’s treasure.
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  September 16, 2008


The Gates

Public art, food for the soul
This documentary from Antonio Ferrera, Albert Maysles, David Maysles, and Matthew Prinzing details the tortuous journey by which “The Gates” came into being.
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  September 09, 2008



Trey McIntyre at the Pillow
Are we in the midst of a dance boom?
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  August 27, 2008


Funny bones

Stockholm 59° North at the Pillow
It was the darkly comic offerings of Mats Ek in the middle, and the personable interpretations that gave the evening its distinction.
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  August 19, 2008


Words, words, words

Ammon Shea reads them all for you
Who would do such a thing?
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  August 11, 2008


Brideshead reinterpreted

The 2008 version goes its own way
“Excuse me, Mr. Waugh, did you see the new movie version of Brideshead Revisited ?”
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 23, 2008


Big Brown and the Triple Crown

Business as usual?
Horses may not talk, but money does.
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  January 30, 2009


Altar and ego

Mark Morris’s Dido and Aeneas
Mark Morris’s Dido and Aeneas
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  January 30, 2009


Sex and the City: The Movie

Can the hit-and-run half-hour TV format manage to stretch out to 135 minutes without resorting to obvious lessons about love and forgiveness?
What can I tell you about this eagerly awaited film sequel to the 1998–2004 HBO hit that doesn’t involve giving away the story?
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 28, 2008


Russian revel?

Looking ahead to Ballets Russes 2009
The Russians are coming!
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 23, 2008


Mastering the masterpieces

Boston Ballet takes on Balanchine, Tudor, and Tharp
It’s not exactly a trip down Memory Lane, but this weekend Boston Ballet is revisiting some pieces and choreographers it hasn’t performed in the Mikko Nissinen era.
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 21, 2008


Balancing act

Interview: Mikko Nissinen and Boston Ballet
It’s been quite a year for Boston Ballet.
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 14, 2008


Oscar winner?

The Lyric’s Importance of Being Earnest
The Lyric offers some sly, Wildean touches in a discreetly pruned, generally creditable production.
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 13, 2008


The Shakespeare mystery

Everything (almost) you wanted to know about Cardenio but were afraid to ask
What Shakespeare wrote and what he didn’t — even without bringing the Earl of Oxford into it — is one of literature’s most enduring and enjoyable mysteries.
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 07, 2008

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