Pacific Northwest Ballet Beyond Ballet: Dancing on the Front Porch of Heaven, Ghost Variations, The Personal Element ★★★★✰ Seattle, McCaw Hall and streaming, 18–22 November 2021 18 November 2021 www.pnb.org www.mccawhall.com There are times when art meets the moment, and Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Beyond Ballet program is one of them. Tracing through lines from the AIDS era to the current...
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★★★✰✰ Featuring Alexei Ratmansky's 'Fandango', Justin Peck's 'Bloom' and Ayodele Casel's 'Where We Dwell'...
American Ballet Theatre – New Romantics: New American Romance, Garden Blue, A Time There Was – New York
★★★✰✰ The emphasis here was on new. This was a night to check in on the creative efforts of two emerging voices on the ballet scene - Gemma Bond and James Whiteside.
★★★★✰ In programs like this one, ABT really looks like an American company, steeped in American popular music and the relaxed attitude of popular dance. It’s a mode that suits the company well.
★★★★✰ A double-bill of compelling contemporary movement, the centerpiece of the performance was Azoth, a new collaboration between Artistic Director Alonzo King, tenor saxophonist Charles Lloyd and composer/pianist Jason Moran.
★★★✰✰ Dorrance is a darling of festivals, presenters and audiences, and has recently crossed over into the realm of ballet. But how much crossover and reinvention is too much?
Marina Harss with her personal selection of New York dance memories this last year...
★★★★✰ After watching two of the four programs, a few things stand out. Firstly, it is clear that this is no simple gala, despite the format; there is a strong personal esthetic and philosophy at work behind the programs.