Author: Steve Sucato

A former dancer turned writer/critic living in the United States, Steve studied ballet and modern dance in Erie, Pennsylvania and at Pennsylvania State University. He has performed in numerous contemporary and classical works sharing the stage with noted dancers Robert LaFosse, Antonia Franceschi, Stacy Caddell, Joseph Duell, Robert Wallace, Sandra Brown, and Mikhail Baryshnikov. His writing credits include articles and reviews on dance and the arts for The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), The Buffalo News (Buffalo, NY), Erie Times-News (Erie, PA), City Paper (Pittsburgh, PA) as well as Dance Magazine, Dancer, Dance Studio Life, Pointe, Stage Directions, Dance Retailer News, Exploredance.com, Balletco and DanceTabs. Steve is also chairman emeritus of the Dance Critics Association; an international association of dance journalists.

Under are the articles written for DanceTabs. Reviews on Balletco
Grand Rapids Ballet Company dancers in Black Swan White Swan. © Chris Clark. (Click image for larger version)

Grand Rapids Ballet Company – Black Swan White Swan – Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids Ballet Company Black Swan White Swan Grand Rapids, Peter Martin Wege Theatre 12 May 2012 www.grballet.com Save Tchaikovsky’s brilliant original score there was little choreographer Mario Radacovsky’s psychological ballet Black Swan…

Lar Lubovitch Dance Company in North Star. © Todd Rosenberg. (Click image for larger version)

Lar Lubovitch Dance Company – North Star and other works – Pittsburgh

Lubovitch’s signature …a style whose free-flowing, cascading and highly musical movement qualities appear as effortless to dance as beautiful.

Morgane Le Tiec & Brett Taylor in Night Box. © Benjamin Von Wong. (Click image for larger version)

Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal (BJM) – Les Chambres des Jacques, Night Box – Erie

BJM didn’t disappoint, delivering a solidly entertaining and impeccably-danced program packed with both the bizarre and the familiar. …the Erie audience gave the company a well-deserved standing ovation.

Jiri Kylian and Michael Schumacher's Last Touch First. © Robert Benschop. (Click image for larger version)

Jiri Kylian and Michael Schumacher – Last Touch First – Pittsburgh

In the end, Last Touch First’s unusual slice of life suspended in space and time left one with many indelible images. Its riveting choreography…

Eva Trapp and Robert Moore (Blanche and Stanley) in A Streetcar Named Desire. © Rich Sofranko. (Click image for larger version)

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre – A Streetcar Named Desire – Pittsburgh

While Neumeier’s choreography for Street Car lacked virtuosic technical dancing and any substantial group dance numbers, the ballet proved exquisite without them and PBT’s well-rehearsed dancers were outstanding in the Neumeier ballet classic.

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