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Opera House Midsummer Night's Dream

Photos: Boston Ballet's A Midsummer Night's Dream

At the Opera House through April 17
A Midsummer Night's Dream | Opera House
By: ERIC ANTONIOU  |  April 13, 2011

A Midsummer Night's Dream by Boston Ballet

Boston Ballet’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

George Balanchine didn’t create a slew of full-length ballets, but it’s easy to see why a setting of Shakespeare’s ever-popular A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of them — and not just because, back home in St. Petersburg, when he was eight, he played a bug in a theater production of the Bard’s moonbeam-muddled comedy.
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 25, 2011

Beijing list

Beijing Dance/LDTX fight the good fight

Struggle and solidarity
Life is a struggle, according to the four works on Friday's program by Beijing Dance/LDTX (presented by the Celebrity Series at the Tsai Performance Center).  
By: MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  April 06, 2011

Experience list

Jorma Elo and Anna Sokolow

What's in that box?
In silence a man slowly pushes a large, light-filled box across a dark stage. The box is bigger than an outhouse and smaller than a garage, and the light shows through only one side.
By: MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  March 30, 2011

Boston Ballet Elo Experience

Boston Ballet's Elo Experience

Moon landing
Moon landing
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  March 28, 2011


Philadanco brings the funk

Ferocious euphoria
The four pieces on Philadanco's program last weekend at the Institute of Contemporary Art had different accouterments — musical, scenic, philosophical — but they still looked very much alike.
By: MARCIA B.SIEGEL  |  March 17, 2011


Terpsichore's delight: Boston's Spring dance preview

Springing into dance
Ballet, international dance, dance filmmakers, popular dance, and more -- there's something for every fan of dance in Boston this Spring.
By: DEBRA CASH  |  March 14, 2011


Aspen Santa Fe Ballet blow into Tsai Performance Center

Its own stamp
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet — all of 10 dancers — blew into the Tsai Performance Center last weekend with a Celebrity Series program that included two choreographers — Jirí Kylián and Jorma Elo — who've been Boston Ballet staples of late.
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  March 08, 2011


The Mariinsky In Stravinsky

Coolidge Corner Theatre | February 20, 2011
Live opera — at least, live opera from the Met — has been a huge success in movie theaters. (In Boston, the Fenway routinely sells out two screens.) What about not-quite-live dance?
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  March 02, 2011


Boston Conservatory does Graham and Limón; Doug Varone gets literary at the ICA

Heroes and civilians
One thing that distinguishes the early modern dancers from their contemporary descendants is idealism, or the lack of it.
By: MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  March 25, 2011

Arnie Zane Dance Company at ICA

Bill T. Jones looks back

Team work
Team work
By: DEBRA CASH  |  February 09, 2011


Psy at the Majestic, Savion Glover at the Opera House

Getting off the ground and into it
Montreal breeds a seemingly infinite number of new-circus companies.
By: MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  February 02, 2011


Review: Nicholas Leichter at the ICA

Funkin' around
Except for an impressive list of sponsors and presenters, Nicholas Leichter doesn't tell us much about The Whiz , his gloss on Sidney Lumet's 1978 movie The Wiz , a gloss on the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz , which could be the most beloved and riffed-upon artifact of American culture.
By: MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  February 01, 2011


Live! — sort of

Fela! on screen
The success of the Metropolitan Opera's "Live in HD" experiment augurs well for dance on the big screen. Simulcast at select theaters, with tickets priced higher than for a movie but much cheaper than for a live opera, these events generate a sense of anticipation.
By: MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  January 14, 2011


Review: Alexei Ratmansky's startling new Nutcracker

Love and snow
The greatness of Alexei Ratmansky's new Nutcracker , which American Ballet Theatre premiered on December 23 at Brooklyn Academy's Opera House, lies in two famous scenes, both recognizable yet reconceived and reanimated by the choreographer. The snow scene and the grand pas de deux are usually staged as climactic showpieces for acts one and two, in this most familiar of the old Russian ballets. With characteristic humanism, Ratmansky makes them something more.
By: MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  January 07, 2011


Winter Dance Preview: Toe shoes to tap shoes

Winter dance's top 10
Whether you're more likely to thrill to '80s funk, to groove on the tap-goes-flamenco experiments of hoofer Savion Glover, or to enjoy classical ballet with a side of buttered popcorn, the winter months' many offerings are guaranteed to keep your spirits up.
By: DEBRA CASH  |  December 28, 2010


The Best Boston Dance Stories of 2010

Tradition, innovation, and (loving) parody animated the year's dance
Some of the past year's most interesting dance events recaptured iconic moments in our history, either as usable texts for today's dancers or as a springboard into reinterpretation, parody, and nostalgia.
By: MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  December 22, 2010


A dance critic's take on Black Swan

Bad-girl chat
WARNING: This article contains spoilers regarding the ending of Black Swan .
By: MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  December 14, 2010


Review: BalletRox's Urban Nutcracker

Plus a visit from Beth Soll
BalletRox's Urban Nutcracker, plus a visit from Beth Soll
By: MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  December 14, 2010


Review: Boston Ballet's The Nutcracker (2010)

Old faithful
When E.T.A. Hoffmann wrote Nutcracker and Mouse King back in 1816, he can hardly have imagined the impact it would have on ballet as we know it.
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  November 30, 2010


Photos: Boston Ballet's The Nutcracker (2010)

 At the Opera House through December 31.
 At the Opera House through December 31.
By: ERIC ANTONIOU  |  December 01, 2010

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