“A Rite”

Since the premiere of “The Rite of Spring” on May 29, 1913, both music and dance concerts have celebrated the unique nature of Stravinsky’s work. What is less celebrated, except for the riot it produced, is Nijinsky’s choreography for "Le  ...

“Monkey Gone to Heaven”

“There’s a crack in everything, that’s how that the light gets in.” In her September 2013 article for In Dance, choreographer Erin Mei-Ling Stuart quotes the Leonard Cohen lyric. She suggests this line motivates her “to try to slip in  ...

Paul Taylor Dance Company

At 83, choreographer Paul Taylor continues to be legendary in his own time, his company perpetually youthful, even when (as in the case of “American Dreamer,”) the dance is sketchy. He is a longtime favorite at Dance Celebration in Philadelphia,  ...

Athletic Aesthetic

In addition to raising funds, booking engagements, mothering dancers and generally running a ballet company, another of the important hats worn by Jean-Philippe Malaty and Tom Mossbrucker, the duo who run the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet wear, is that of  ...

605 Collective, American Dance Festival, Durham, NC

'Audible' Performed by 605 CollectiveMusic samples from Daedelus, Tehn (Brian Crabtree), Portable Sunsets, aMute, Poirier and Mulatu Astatke At the American Dance Festival Reynolds Industries Theatre, Durham, NCJune 16, 2013 In Vancouver, British Columbia, circa 2006, three artists  ...

Rodin, Berkeley

‘Rodin’ Eifman Ballet of St. PetersburgChoreography by Boris EifmanMusic by various composersCal Performances, BerkeleyMay 10-12, 2013 Nobody ever could accuse Russian choreographer Boris Eifman of subtlety. Nobody seeing his latest full-length saga, “Rodin,” could accuse him  ...

Cinderella

Spoiler alert: she gets the prince. But you probably know that already. Nevertheless, there is so much that you didn’t know about the new Craig Lucas/Christopher Wheeldon take on everybody’s favorite fairy tale— the one about the unloved child who  ...

Onegin, SF Ballet

‘Onegin’ Ballet after Alexander Pushkin’s poemChoreography by John CrankoMusic by Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky, arranged by Kurt-Heinz StolzeDesigned by Santo LoquastoSan Francisco BalletMarch 21-March 28, 2013 The course of true love never did run smooth and, in  ...