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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


Boston Ballet reignites Elo, Kylián, and Bruce

From ‘Sharp’ To ‘Sharper’; Boston Ballet's "Play With Fire"
Choreographers in America rarely get to rethink and revise their work.
By: DEBRA CASH  |  March 07, 2012


Flamenco at the Majestic, and a dash of Merce

Light spells
At the beginning of Vamos al tiroteo, the new flamenco show by Rafaela Carrasco, the darkened, silent theater is pierced by a strobe light, clacking castanets, and the scratchings of an old phonograph record.
By: MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  March 07, 2012


Photos: Boston Ballet's 'Play With Fire'

 Boston Ballet's 'Play With Fire' at the Boston Opera House
Boston Ballet's 'Play With Fire' at the Boston Opera House
By: ERIC ANTONIOU  |  March 07, 2012


Cool moves

Home teams and visitors
The spring opens with strong programs from local dancemakers.
By: DEBRA CASH  |  February 28, 2012


Boston Conservatory's ''Triple Play'' flies

New spirits
Doug Varone's 2006 The Constant Shift of Pulse is a modern dance classic of recent vintage: fast, death-defying, and passionate about nothing but the movement.
By: MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  February 22, 2012


Photos: Boston Ballet's Les Sylphides

Boston Ballet performs at the Opera House
A Boston take on Michel Fokine's 1909 "ballet blanc"
By: ERIC ANTONIOU  |  February 15, 2012


Boston Ballet's 'Simply Sublime'

Road to the city
Boston Ballet's "Simply Sublime" (at the Opera House through February 19) traverses 20th-century ballet's arc from Russian romance to a robust and confident neoclassicism.  
By: DEBRA CASH  |  February 15, 2012


Pinto and Pollak bring Oyster to the Paramount

Carnival of Waifs
All the characters in Oyster, the Israeli show presented by Celebrity Series last weekend at the Paramount, are physically challenged in some way.
By: MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  February 07, 2012


Monica Bill Barnes at the ICA

Somewhere over the top
When the audience entered the theater at the ICA on Friday night, we saw a wooden table and chairs, set up for a simple meal — possibly breakfast.
By: MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  January 24, 2012


Wim Wenders films Pina Bausch

Their saintly boss
Wim Wenders's Pina memorializes the late choreographer Pina Bausch with reverential tributes from her past and present dancers and excerpts from four of her works.
By: MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  January 18, 2012


A strong season of dance and song

Ten to grow on
From the comic to the sublime, with a dash of flamenco, the winter season has it all.
By: DEBRA CASH  |  December 29, 2011


A whirlwind year of dance

From Fela! to Merce
Here's a look at highlights from my year of dance viewing.
By: MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  December 20, 2011


Photos: The Slutcracker at The Somerville Theatre

December 11, 2011
It's that time again: The all-naughty and no-nice holiday favorite, The Slutcracker, at The Somerville Theatre on December 11, 2011.
By: DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  December 16, 2011


Merce Cunningham's long goodbye

Last looks
Expiring dance companies either implode from suppressed internal troubles, or they just peter out quietly.  
By: MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  December 14, 2011


Photos: Merce Cunningham Dance Company

The Merce Cunningham Dance Company's last hurrah
Last week, the Merce Cunningham Dance Company gave a farewell performance at the Brooklyn Academy of Music


'New' dance — then and now — gets a full airing on Boston's stages, and on film

Cool moves
November brought a dense cluster of dance events to galvanize our thinking about how dancers have re-imagined their craft and challenged their audiences over the past few decades.
By: MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  December 06, 2011


Boston Ballet brings back John Cranko's Romeo and Juliet

Return of the star-cross'd
Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet has probably inspired as many ballet translations as The Rite of Spring .
By: MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  November 08, 2011


Gallim Dance's Blush

Sex wars
You don't want to take the title of Gallim Dance's Blush too seriously — at least not if you're expecting embarrassment, shame, modesty, confusion, those textbook signifiers of someone who'd like to creep away and hide.
By: MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  October 25, 2011


A Beatle gets a ballet

Oceanic love
The synopsis for the new Peter Martins/Paul McCartney ballet Ocean's Kingdom reads like a pastiche of 19th and early-20th-century plots.
By: MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  September 27, 2011


Bodies Moving: Boston’s 10 best fall dance events

A season of terpsichorean delights
Kayaking the Arctic, celebrating life across atolls, and finding the ways the artist's hand and dancer's body intersect, this season of dance offers audiences a varied journey.
By: DEBRA CASH  |  September 14, 2011

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