★★★★★ What this Bacchae resembles most is a kind of carnaval, an ordered mayhem in which up is down, all inhibitions are shed, and madness reigns.
Tag - Batsheva Dance Company
★★★✰✰ After all these years, here is evidence – if any were needed – that the Aerowaves experiment continues to showcase great talent.
★★★✰✰ Crystal Pite’s Solo Echo, originally made for Nederlands Dans Theater, was the undoubted highlight of the evening. Built around two Brahms sonatas...
Next month (March 2018) Ballet British Columbia, or Ballet BC as they are commonly known, tour the UK. Diane Parkes talks to artistic director Emily Molnar about the company and the works they are touring which includes a piece by the ultra-hot Crystal Pite...
★★✰✰✰ There is a saying in the film industry that you’re only as good as your last movie. Luckily, choreographer Ohad Naharin is better than his Last Work.
★★✰✰✰ Last Work is not unlike other Batsheva pieces which use an assemblage of vignettes, however it doesn’t hang together as cohesively as say, Sadeh21.
★★★✰✰ Have you ever left a performance of contemporary ballet desperate for some color, some light, some human warmth?
★★★✰✰ IDFB is great for Birmingham and I hope those in and around the city filled their boots.
Grass and Jackals possesses what B/olero leaves wanting. Oversized eyebrows painted on each dancer...
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is making a big deal out of its premieres this year, but at the company's "All New" program during its City Center residency, Matthew Rushing's Odetta was the standout work.
Naharin is at his best when working with groups, particularly mixed groups or groups of men. There isn’t much that is gender specific in the work; women dance much the same steps as men and there is little male / female partnering. What there is looks oddly perfunctory.
Equal parts free spirit and self-disciplinarian, Emery LeCrone manages to make the creative life look easy.
Another surprising choice was Taylor’s Arden Court (1981), which opened Wednesday evening’s program. The dancers were simply stunning. I hate to say, but the parallel is that Miami City Ballet does Balanchine better than New York City Ballet. Not to denigrate Taylor’s dancers at all...