Dance

Dance Review: Shamel Pitts’s BLACK HOLE — Moving into a Space Beyond Our Own

February 11, 2024
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In “BLACK HOLE,” the TRIBE trio moves as if learning for the first time how their skeletons and muscles are constrained and empowered, perplexed and bedazzled, by gravity’s incontrovertible power.

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Dance Review: Ashwini Ramaswamy’s “Let the Crows Come” — Beckoning the Birds

January 23, 2024
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The point was clear: we had been watching an elaborate invitation, a dance made to tempt the magical crows.

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Dance Review: Momix’s “Alice” — Curiouser and Curiouser

January 22, 2024
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Too, too soon, the images in MOMIX’s “Alice” alternate between unpleasant and stale.

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Book Review: “The Boy From Kyiv” — The Next Big Deal

December 27, 2023
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As the first draft of documenting choreographer Alexei Ratmansky’s career, this book will be invaluable, but by the end of it, the story may look somewhat different.

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Dance Review: Continuum Dance Project’s “Not Eye, Us” — A Call for Community

December 8, 2023
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In this rigorous, timely dance-theater work, the performers provide a challenge to our beliefs and a salve for our hearts.

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Dance Review: Brazil’s Grupo Corpo — Floating Free

November 1, 2023
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Grupo Corpo’s dancers are as technically astute as other top dance companies, but they excel at conveying a lushness of movement that feels sensual rather than sexual.

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Opera Preview: Expanding “Butterfly”‘s Habitat — A Chat with Phil Chan

September 6, 2023
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We’re not saying get rid of “Madama Butterfly” We’re saying do a better Butterfly.

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Dance Review: Compagnie Käfig — Virtuoso Hip-Hop Goes State of the Art

August 29, 2023
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While the experience is new and otherworldly, it was daunting to realize that it had taken over a decade for Compagnie Käfig’s exercise in cutting-edge art and technology to reach the hinterland of Jacob’s Pillow.

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Dance Review: The Martha Graham Dance Company — Straddling Past and Present

August 23, 2023
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The two vintage works on the program at Jacob’s Pillow demonstrated, in a palpable manner, to what extent Martha Graham’s work changed everything.

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Dance Review: Complexions Contemporary Ballet — Creating Vivid Memories

August 17, 2023
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This enormously talented company delivered a total assault on the senses at Jacob’s Pillow.

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