★★★✰✰ Featuring Alexei Ratmansky's 'Fandango', Justin Peck's 'Bloom' and Ayodele Casel's 'Where We Dwell'...
Reviews of Dance and Ballet Performances
★★★★✰ With its rich narratives and striking choreography, Lyra had much to offer. Another element it had going for it was the cast. Each and every performer went much further than just ‘playing’ or ‘dancing’...
★★★★✰ I caught four débuts in the lead roles of Giselle and Albrecht: Skylar Brandt with Herman Cornejo on Oct. 21, Thomas Forster alongside Gillian Murphy on Oct. 22, and both Cassandra Trenary and Calvin Royal III at the Oct. 22 matinee
★★★★✰ Some will argue that the original cast embodied an authentic postmodernism that has been lost. But Dance, as it currently exists, offers an unusual means of observing past and present simultaneously, which, in itself, is rewarding.
★★★✰✰ The return of the company’s Giselle is a return to a kind of normalcy, even if the performance itself contained reminders that this time is anything but normal.
★★★✰✰ Birmingham Royal Ballet's latest bill, Carlos Curates: R&J Reimagined, had the company dancing in Edward Clug's Radio and Juliet (★★✰✰✰) and presenting Rosie Kay Dance Company in their new Romeo + Juliet (★★★★✰)
★★★★✰ Both are exceptional dance-actors, though Ferri must take the limelight as the lost, legendary ballerina of Béjart’s imagination.
★★★✰✰ The latest Royal Ballet premiere is a full evening ballet from Wayne McGregor, using a cracking custom score from Thomas Adès...
★★★✰✰ There really is no audience like a Fall for Dance audience: buzzing, generous, excitable, and happy just to be there.
★★★★✰ James Cousins Company celebrates life and love in a delicious immersive dance work which mobilizes over 70 dancers across the multiple spaces of Battersea Arts Centre.
★★★★✰ Lauren Lovette has just said farewell to NYCB. Marina Harss on some moving performances - "The ovation was heartfelt, and went on for a long time."
★★★★✰ Marina Harss with thoughts/observations on La Valse, Other Dances, After the Rain pas de deux, Agon, Monumentum Pro Gesualdo, Movements for Piano and Orchestra and Chaconne.
★★★★✰ "...this is not a feel-good show, celebrating the relaxation of lockdown. It’s about lonely people leading lives of quiet desperation, seeking consolation in alcohol and seedy sexual encounters."
★★★★✰ Francesca Hayward is entirely believable as a very young Juliet, overwhelmed by her first experience of falling in love.
★★★★✰ Having missed ever seeing Shobana Jeyasingh’s TooMortal live, it was a treat to experience her site-specific work in the hallowed nave of the lofty St Pancras Church in Euston.
★★★✰✰ Teicher has put together a spiffing ensemble of swing dancers, each of whom dances in his or her own style, for a show that displays the energy, musicality, generosity, and fluidity of the genre.
★★★✰✰ Though Ida Rubinstein must have been more of a poseuse than a danseuse, especially as she grew older, she had a remarkable career as an impresario. She used her money and social connections to commission creations from great composers, artists and choreographers...
★★✰✰✰ Akram Khan and ENB will bounce back, but it's been a long time since I saw such a clunker of a work on a major company.
★★★✰✰ The Fall Fashion Gala has become a staple at New York City Ballet, a siren song to the well-heeled, who show up in their fineries year after year. It’s also a big money-maker...
★★★✰✰ Ranee and Aparna Ramaswamy are the Ragamala mother-daughter partnership that shares the responsibilities of artistic direction, creation, and choreography for the Bharatanatyam-trained company based in Minnesota. The idea for this dance grew from the death of Ranee’s father...