Ballet Nacional de Cuba – Coppelia

For a long time the embargo on Cuban goods deprived people on this side of the water of more than cigars. From 1979 to 1998, some of the finest dancers in the world were not allowed to perform in  ...

Companhia Paulo Ribeiro – Ao Vivo (Alive)

The prospect of seeing a modern dance company from Portugal is like opening a gift from a distant relative. What will it contain? Portugal lies outside the mainstream of European culture. Other than Great Britain, which shares a strong  ...

Platee – Mark Morris Dance Group

It’s not easy being green, as Kermit the Frog will tell you and Platee, the protagonist of Jean-Philippe Rameau’s 18th Century comic opera learns it the hard way. An unattractive nymph, who resembles something you might have dissected in  ...

Smuin Ballets/SF – Dancin’ With Gershwin

Some of the Gershwin music: Orchestral Works & Piano Solos Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Gershwin Songbook Someone to Watch over Me: Songs of George Gershwin Susannah McCorkle The Ultimate Collection G. Gershwin Gershwin Standard Time: The George Gershwin Centennial  ...

Dance Reviews – Culturevulture

Batsheva Dance Company Deca-Dance Three Big Dance Theater The Other Here Bolshoi Ballet Swan Lake Raymonda Matthew Bourne/New Adventures Swan Lake Edward Scissorhands Play Without Words Nutcracker The Car Man  ...

The Hard Nut – Mark Morris Dance Group

Visions of sugarplums beginning to clog up your head? The perfect antidote is Mark Morris’ The Hard Nut which is quickly becoming as much of a holiday tradition as department store Santas and Messiah singalongs. Created in 1991, televised  ...