Lyon Opera Ballet – Cendrillon

Cinderella has been many things over the years – a symbol of sibling-induced suffering, a role model for ambitious little girls, a saccharine Disney icon. According to French choreographer Maguy Marin, she’s a real doll. Kind of a rag  ...

San Francisco Ballet – Giselle

There is nothing much new about the San Francisco Ballet’s Giselle and yet it may be the most eagerly anticipated program of the entire season. The perennially popular tale of a betrayed love that lingers beyond the grave has  ...

White Oak Dance Project – Past Forward

Red and silver silk brocade dragon jacket for men Audiences who flock to performances of the White Oak Dance Project in hopes of seeing Mikhail Baryshnikov won’t be disappointed. Or will they? The almost legendary dancer is  ...

Eifman Ballet – The Karamazovs

It seemed like a bad idea: making a ballet out of Dostoyevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov. The complicated and complex story does not lend itself to the straightforward kind of narrative that succeeds best in ballet. And yet Boris Eifman  ...

Paris Opera Ballet – Hurlevent

Bowl (Large) Khokhloma painting on wood is a traditional type of Russian decorative work. When the ornately painted fire curtain rose at the Palais Garnier, home of the Paris Opera Ballet, revealing a scrim onto which billowing  ...