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  ...

Oakland Ballet – Nutcracker

On a scale of one to ten, let’s give the Oakland Ballet Nutcracker eight sugarplums. One for being different enough to keep even the most jaded balletomane from nodding off and sticking close to the E.T.A. Hoffman tale from  ...

La Guerra d’Amore – Joachim Schlomer

The American premiere of Joachin Schlomer’s La Guerra d’Amore: Madrigali Guerrieri e Amorosi (The War of Love: Bellicose and Amorous Madrigals) is the first time an evening-length work by this choreographer has been presented in this country. Previously, he  ...

The Car Man – Matthew Bourne

Fasten your seat belts! The Car Man just drove into town and it’s going to be a bumpy ride. Matthew Bourne, the British choreographer/director who set the dance world on its ear with his gender-bending Swan Lake a  ...