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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


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


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


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


Cool moves

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


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


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

Bill T Jones alumni

Bill T. Jones alumni shine at the ICA

Summer Reunion
During the Q&A that followed last weekend's "Summer Reunion" of former dancers from the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Jones — unable to attend — was represented on stage by a large bouquet of white roses. (Zane, who died in 1988, was probably watching through a heavenly viewfinder.)
By: DEBRA CASH  |  July 21, 2011

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Jane Comfort and Sharon Eyal at Jacob's Pillow

Feminist one-two punch
The dramaturgy behind Jane Comfort's gimlet-eyed pageant in Beauty, on delicious display at Jacob's Pillow Doris Duke Theatre this past week, is spot-on.  
By: DEBRA CASH  |  July 06, 2011

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The Floordlords celebrate 30 years

Hip-hop heaven
B-boys — b-girls had scant presence on this program — have gone commercial, but today's freestyle breaking technique builds on moves cut three decades ago (although a grainy Floordlords video indicates that the current generation has discarded stirrup pants for profanity-laced t-shirts).
By: DEBRA CASH  |  June 28, 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

Arnie Zane Dance Company at ICA

Bill T. Jones looks back

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


Fall Dance Preview: Kick up your heels!

Dance around town
Fall dance starts at the very beginning, which is a very good place to start, with Doug Elkins and Friends’ hilarious send-up of The Sound of Music , and continues straight through to the brink of the holiday season with an authentic Gypsy “Ole!” from a pair of flamenco cousins.
By: DEBRA CASH  |  September 16, 2010


Conductor karaoke

Xavier Le Roy at the ICA
Surrealists who work with movement have to manage a demanding slight-of-hand.
By: DEBRA CASH  |  April 06, 2010


High stepping

Dancing with the stars
The heavy-hitter repertory shows this season come from ALVIN AILEY and GEORGE  BALANCHINE . But why not welcome spring by taking a chance on fresh experiences as well?
By: DEBRA CASH  |  March 11, 2010


From Mozart to milonga

All kindsa dance hits the stage
We Bostonians may swathe ourselves in sweaters and lock our doors against the blustery weather, but once the music begins, dance performances can help us shake off the shivers — and often transport us to more temperate climes.
By: DEBRA CASH  |  December 29, 2009


Terpsichore's delight

A season of foot (and body) work
There's no end to variety to the fall's dance season, from a Boston Ballet classic to Hawaiian hula and "extreme action" acrobatics.
By: DEBRA CASH  |  September 14, 2009


Diaghilev days

The Ballets Russes come to town
The Ballets Russes come to town
By: DEBRA CASH  |  March 19, 2009


Sizzling frost

Dance heat 2009
The winter dance season starts out promoting international coexistence.
By: DEBRA CASH  |  December 29, 2008

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