Ballets Russes

Ballets Russes, a new documentary by Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller, is a case of somewhat misleading advertising. The film isn’t, in fact, about the original Ballets Russes at all. Serge Diaghilev’s company of Russian dancers took Paris by  ...

Arlecchino, Servant of Two Masters – Carlo Goldoni

Minneapolis, Guthrie Theatre (Pantages Theater) November 9 - 20 Commedia dell’arte is the Italian theatrical tradition upon which slapstick and every physical comedian of the 20th century, from Charlie Chaplin and the Three Stooges to Lucille Ball and Bill  ...

Finn in the Underworld – Jordan Harrison

Twenty-five-year-old playwright Jordan Harrison was partially inspired to write his new play, Finn in the Underworld, by the movie The Haunting, based on Shirley Jackson’s novel, The Haunting of Hill House. The discomfort he creates for the audience is  ...

Kirov Ballet – The Sleeping Beauty

The Sleeping Beauty done right is like a huge orgy. The "Ballet-feerie" in three acts with a prologue and apotheosis is all about sets and costumes, a cast of thousands, the three and a half hour playing time, a  ...

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,  ...