Bolshoi Ballet – Swan Lake

The United States of America and the Bolshoi Ballet were founded in the same year, 1776. Since its Revolutionary beginnings, this country has weathered civil – and several other – wars, Reconstruction, and the Great Depression to emerge as  ...

Cullberg Ballet – Swan Lake

Sweden’s Cullberg Ballet was founded in 1967 by Birgit Cullberg, a modern dancer who had studied with, among others, Kurt Joos and Martha Graham. She built a small company that performed works favoring a strong dramatic and psychological content.  ...

Malambo

Luis Bravo has enlisted the choreographic talents of Oscar Araiz, the ballet director of the Colon Theatre of Buenos Aires, musical director Lisandro Adrover, and a company of 22 dancers and 9 musicians for an Argentine dance review, Malambo,  ...

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  ...

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  ...