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Archives for August 2005

La Compagnie de l’Entorse; Regina Nejman

Raw depictions of escalating hysteria from La Compagnie de l'Entorse depend almost entirely on Charlotte Schioler's gift for expressionist dance; The Velocity of Things is proof that postmodern tactics can benefit from an infusion of the color, pulse, and spirit Regina Nejman absorbed in her native Brazil. Village Voice 8/23/05 … [Read more...]

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

A 22-member crew of personable, versatile performers, accomplished in a mix of ballet, modern, and jazz modes, who are out to please without begging. Village Voice 8/15/05 … [Read more...]


Bolshoi Ballet / Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center, NYC / July 18-30, 2005 Of the four program-length productions the Bolshoi Ballet brought to New York, only Don Quixote, discussed in my Tilting At Windmills, sports choreography that you might term traditional—stretches in which you can recognize Marius Petipa’s diamond-brilliant designs. I suppose you might call Spartacus traditional—the company is faithful to Yuri Grigorovich’s original choreography—but I’m not ready to accord a work made in 1968, and already so conspicuously dated, … [Read more...]

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