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Boston Ballet: falling Awake

Almost every dance by Jorma Elo opens with men rushing from the wings and erupting in big, climactic leaps.
By: DEBRA CASH  |  October 31, 2012


Ryan Casey and Lorraine Chapman: looking up, looking back

Lexington native Ryan P. Casey makes audiences look way, way up: at 6' 9", this fresh-faced 21-year-old senior at NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study has already appeared on So You Think You Can Dance , and performed with tap innovator Michelle Dorrance.
By: DEBRA CASH  |  October 31, 2012


Heavenly creatures

Apsara are the heavenly dancers of Khmer mythology, the shape-changing nymphs whose bas-relief images have adorned the walls of the temple of Angkor Wat since the 12th century.
By: DEBRA CASH  |  October 25, 2012


Lar Lubovitch dance company at the Citi Shubert Theatre

Originally a visual artist, choreographer Lar Lubovitch "paints the music in space" so that the stage acts as a vibrant canvas and his ensemble often coheres in a single robust or mesmerizing gesture.
By: DEBRA CASH  |  October 17, 2012


Sequence 8: Out of the Box

When acrobat Colin Davis appears at the beginning of Sequence 8 in the role of a suit-and-tie-wearing radio announcer, a kind of Ira-without-Glasses, he is introducing acrobatics with a meta-narrative.
By: DEBRA CASH  |  October 02, 2012


A Glimpse Beyond: Cemetery Gaits

Two newcomers enter the paradisiacal garden that will be their final resting place.
By: DEBRA CASH  |  September 20, 2012


Ten dance shows for fall

Shooting hoops
Young powerhouse dancer-choreographer Kyle Abraham brings his company to Boston in its area debut.
By: DEBRA CASH  |  September 19, 2012


Merce Cunningham at the ICA

American angels  
When Merce Cunningham started his dance company in 1953, he was a major new force in American Art.
By: LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  July 27, 2012


From the Horse's Mouth at Jacob's Pillow and Two Alike at the ICA

Dancing the Y Chromosome
A lot has changed for American men dancers since Jacob's Pillow founder Ted Shawn felt he had to replace the sissified image of the ballet danseur with brawny "tillers of the fields."
By: DEBRA CASH  |  July 17, 2012


Vertigo at Jacob’s Pillow

In 2005, graffiti artist Banksy stenciled the Palestinian side of the concrete separation barrier between Israel and Gaza with the dark silhouette of a little girl lofted upward by a bouquet of balloons.
By: DEBRA CASH  |  July 11, 2012


Dance events of summer 2012

Shake it up
Shake it up
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  June 06, 2012


Mark Morris's Socrates, The Muir, and Festival Dance

Mellow musings
Erik Satie called his vocal work Socrate a "symphonic drama," though it's anything but dramatic in a theatrical sense — or symphonic, either.
By: MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  May 22, 2012


Boston Ballet struts Robbins, Lander, and Martins

Free and fancy
It's almost enough to make you nostalgic for World War II.
By: DEBRA CASH  |  May 15, 2012


Photos: Boston Ballet's Fancy Free

Boston Opera House | May 10-20, 2012
Boston Ballet performs "Fancy Free" at the Opera House on May 10-20, 2012.
By: ERIC ANTONIOU  |  May 14, 2012


Joffrey Ballet gets its due

Number three
New York has two great ballet companies, New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theater. Any other ballet troupe that wants to put down roots there has to develop a personality that's distinct from those two.
By: MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  May 08, 2012


The Boston Ballet’s Don Quixote

Old Don, old tricks
In the long string of ballet productions extracted from Miguel de Cervantes's novel Don Quixote, the delusional Don has become a minor character, charging into situations where he shouldn't go and causing trouble instead of good works.
By: MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  May 01, 2012


Interview: Chita Rivera can still bring it

She created the roles of Anita in West Side Story, Velma Kelly in Chicago, and Aurora in Kiss of the Spiderwoman.
By: DEBRA CASH  |  May 01, 2012


Alvin Ailey leaves us in a daze

Dance Dance Revelations
Anyone who has seen them — dance enthusiast or not — can tell you that Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is a feverish love poem to the human body.
By: CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  April 30, 2012


The Trey McIntyre Project ignites the ICA

Polished hi-jinks
When Trey McIntyre found a base for his infant company in Boise, Idaho, four years ago, eyebrows lifted in the dance world.
By: MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  March 21, 2012


Ballet Hispanico falls short

All three dances presented by Ballet Hispanico at the Cutler Majestic last weekend depended heavily on costume effects to convey their messages.
By: MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  March 13, 2012


Photos: Vamos al tiroteo at the Cutler Majestic Theatre

Rafaela Carrasco’s flamenco dance show Vamos al tiroteo at the Cutler Majestic Theatre, March 2-3, 2012
Rafaela Carrasco’s flamenco dance show Vamos al tiroteo at the Cutler Majestic Theatre, March 2-3, 2012.
By: ERIC ANTONIOU  |  March 07, 2012

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