Brian Brooks Moving Company – Pinata

The future of dance is a talking pinata. Go ahead and laugh. Brian Brooks Moving Company, an up-and-coming Brooklyn-based group making its American Dance Festival debut, humbly makes the argument that humor, along with a kindergartenesque approach to the  ...

Brenda Angiel Aerial Dance

It was Stomp meets Peter Pan at the American Dance Festival, when Brenda Angiel’s Aerial Dance Company appeared at Page Auditorium. Thanks to the wonders of pipe-rigging, circus technology and mountain-climbing apparatus, modern dance has begun to leave the  ...

Emanuel Gat Dance

Everyone’s favorite ritual sacrifice ballet, Rite of Spring, has been turned into a sleek and intimate modern dance by Israeli choreographer Emanuel Gat. Tackling Le Sacre du Printemps is a little like climbing Mount Everest for a choreographer. Dozens  ...

Joe Goode Performance Group – Hometown

Hometown is the final installment in a trilogy choreographer Joe Goode has conceived dealing with "the extraordinary dimensions of ordinary people." The new work is a chance for the members of his Performance Group to take on new characters,  ...

Eifman Ballet – Anna Karenina

One thing of which Boris Eifman cannot be accused is subtlety. The contemporary Russian choreographer, who runs his own company out of St. Petersburg, has been variously touted and excoriated in the press for his sexy, emotional, over-the-top story  ...

San Francisco Ballet – Romeo & Juliet

The score Sergei Prokofiev wrote for Romeo & Juliet includes some of the most sublime and memorable music in the classical realm, perfectly capturing the tensions of Shakespeare's brilliant story. Every achingly beautiful love melody comes shaded with darkness--rapture  ...