I like to see dances that are somehow all of a piece. Hope this doesn’t mean I’m sinking into some kind of retro-fogeyism.
The biggest musical takeaway was the sheer brilliance of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra’s playing, which is the gold standard.
Intense head music and powerful foot music, but this show needed a little more heart.
In the six years I’ve now been reviewing for the Fuse, I can honestly say that the 2016-17 season looks to be one of the liveliest in recent memory.
The latest show from the superb Hubbard Street Dance Chicago had something for all of the senses.
Each piece was delivered in a different combination of popular dance and modern dance styles.
My snoring neighbor left during intermission (he was roused a bit when the musical vigor picked up in the finale of the Mozart).
The upcoming season is a remarkably robust one in terms of the variety of offerings and the quality (and number) of participating ensembles.
It looks to be as rich, intense, and, hopefully, rewarding a season as we’ve seen in recent memory.
Joseph Calleja’s voice is absolutely gorgeous, and he has been compared to the great Golden Age tenors Gigli and Caruso.