Dance

Dance Review: “Hip Hop Across the Pillow” — A Spectacular Experience

August 8, 2023
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Now fifty years old, a venerable landmark, in what ways does hip hop stay put or embrace evolution and change?

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Dance Review: At Jacob’s Pillow — Gauthier Dance//Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart

July 19, 2023
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The company is notable for its precision, charisma, and the calculated chaos created by sui generis Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin.

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Dance Review: The Dutch National Ballet — A Deep Immersion in Classical Ballet, Past and Present

July 11, 2023
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This first Jacob’s Pillow visit by Dutch National Ballet offered a deep immersion in classical ballet past and present. On every level it belongs to the top tier of dance in the Berkshires.

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Dance Review: The Mark Morris Dance Group Presents “The Look of Love”

July 4, 2023
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Given the infectious and embracing music of Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Mark Morris’s The Look of Love will most likely be regarded as among his most accessible and popular dances.

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Dance Review: Boston Dance Theater’s “Carol Kaye Project” — A Thrilling Tribute

June 13, 2023
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Bravo for the Boston Dance Theater’s decision to venture outside of Boston and perform at an interesting venue in Portland, ME.

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Dance Review: Bill T. Jones’ “Curriculum II” — Visceral Meditations on the Intersection of Race and Technology

April 21, 2023
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 Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company’s Curriculum II is no intellectual exercise. It is a gut-wrenching journey into the heart of darkness, offset by flashes of compassion and light.

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Book Review: “Why Dance Matters” — Slip Sliding Away

February 28, 2023
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Because Mindy Aloff is so deeply personal and idiosyncratic — and so dependent on what was programmed by certain theaters, in certain years — her book distorts the very topic it is intended to illuminate.

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Dance Review: Circa’s “Sacre” — Breathtaking Acrobatics

February 13, 2023
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Circa has come up with a stunning way to combine the athleticism of circus training with the aesthetics of dance theater.

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Dance Interview: Rachel Linsky on Taking Holocaust Education Outside of the Jewish Community

January 23, 2023
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In choreographer Rachel Linsky’s hands — and the bodies of her articulate, reverberating dancers — you gain both kinesthetic and emotional access to the worlds of those who lived the Holocaust.

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Dance Review: “Requiem: Fire in the Air of the Earth” — Cycles of Death and Rebirth

November 20, 2022
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What Kyle Abraham has done is to conjure up a wonderfully confusing vision into the myriad possibilities raised by the cycle of death and life again.

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