★★★✰✰ Stars and Stripes premiered in 1958, and the Russian emigree demonstrates his affection for the quintessential writer of om-pah music in his adopted country by subverting the common association that marching is all about knee action.
Author - Rebecca J. Ritzel
Rebecca J. Ritzel is a freelance journalist and writing professor based in Minneapolis and, up to 2016, in Washington, D.C. Since 2007, she was a regular contributor of dance, music and theatre coverage for The Washington Post. You can check her updates on Twitter at: @rjritzel
★★★✰✰ What’s both puzzling and engrossing about Malandain’s 'La Belle et La Bête' is the inclusion of an allegorical trio in black performing alongside the costumed principal characters.