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Alvin Ailey leaves us in a daze

Anyone who has seen them — dance enthusiast or not — can tell you that Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is a feverish love poem to the human body.
Dance Dance Revelations
By CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  May 04, 2012

Review: Alvin Ailey's Revelations headed to PPAC

Over the years, choreographers and dance companies have been feted in many ways, but there has never been another dance piece that inspired not only a US postage stamp and a US Senate resolution and a special Barbie doll!
Heart, spirit, and soul
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  May 06, 2011

Happy returns

George Balanchine didn’t go in for productions of the old classic ballets.
Boston Ballet’s Coppélia , Alvin Ailey at the Wang
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  April 23, 2010

High stepping

The heavy-hitter repertory shows this season come from ALVIN AILEY and GEORGE BALANCHINE . But why not welcome spring by taking a chance on fresh experiences as well?
Dancing with the stars
By DEBRA CASH  |  March 12, 2010

Sunday school

Ronald K. Brown’s flamboyant choreography comes with a big serving of spirituality.
Ronald K. Brown at the ICA
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  October 23, 2009

Golden years

The last thing I had in mind when I went to the Opera House Tuesday was raining on Alvin Ailey's parade — particularly since the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, which he founded in 1959, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year while making it
Alvin Ailey at the Opera House
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 08, 2009



The four pieces on the program that Philadanco brought for its Boston debut last weekend at the Institute for Contemporary Art were all-dance numbers showcasing a troupe of highly polished, supercharged dancers.  
Philadanco at the ICA
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  November 18, 2008

Steps . . . and more steps

Martha Graham’s Steps in the Street doesn’t look anything like a dance of the 21st century, but at the end of Boston Conservatory’s fall program last weekend it fit right in.
Boston Conservatory and BoSoma make dance work hard
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  November 13, 2008

Pas de divorce

It’s been a roller-coaster six weeks at Boston Ballet.
Opera House captures Boston Ballet’s heart
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 02, 2008

Finding a voice

Closer inspection, however, shows a choreographer making a series of perplexing musical choices that don’t always serve him well.
Battleworks at the ICA
By DEBRA CASH  |  February 29, 2008

Trailing Ailey

Neither the Ailey company nor The Groove ’s choreographer, Camille A. Brown, acknowledged these roots.
The Groove at the Wang
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  February 12, 2008


Dancing in the year of the Rat

If you’re hot for Victoria’s Secret ads and addicted to Dancing with the Stars, Tango Fire will be right up your alley.
Flamenco, funk, and Boston Ballet hit the boards
By DEBRA CASH  |  December 26, 2007

Converging streams

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater offered two milestones in the development of contemporary dance during its annual Celebrity Series visit to the Wang Theatre last week.
Ailey does Ailey and Tharp, plus Caitlin Corbett
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  May 01, 2007

Terpsichore’s delight

Traveling troupes and local dancemakers spring up around the Boston area this season.
The joys of spring dance
By DEBRA CASH  |  March 13, 2007

Drama dance

Half a century ago something known as dance drama occupied a large part of the modern-dance repertory.
Complexions at the Tsai Center
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  February 06, 2007

Dancing across the city

The ICA’s Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater, with its sprung wood dance floor and wrap-around windows framing the harbor, is positioned to become Boston dance’s most significant venue.
Between the opening of the new ICA and Bank of America's de-funding of Celebrity Series, will Boston be a city on the move or on the make in 2007?
By DEBRA CASH  |  December 27, 2006


Ordered steps

“I will not move without Your consent,” swears the text at the heart of Ronald K. Brown’s 2005 work Order My Steps.
Ronald K. Brown at the Majestic
By DEBRA CASH  |  December 05, 2006

Monuments and miniatures

Harvard University’s Music Department and the Office for the Arts celebrated Leonard Bernstein’s work last weekend with “Boston to Broadway,” a festive symposium surrounded by exhibitions and concerts.
Bernstein at Harvard; Central Square weekend
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  October 17, 2006

Lambarena redux

All summer long I’ve had the phrase “Do the Lambarena” running through my head, as if it were a dance craze, like the la-dee-dah or the lambada.
Pacific Northwest Ballet and Choreftes at JP, plus BB 2006 – 2007 and a DVD surprise
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  August 23, 2006

Speed angels

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is like a car company that’s developed such a perfect product, there’s no way to make a better one.
Alvin Ailey motors on
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  May 02, 2006

Spring boards

As the winter wind makes fast tracks, it leaves a burgeoning crop of ancient masterpieces, world premieres, farces, and musicals to blossom come April.
From baseball to Shakespeare to male swans
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  March 10, 2006

Spring break

Spring rules
The best of what's to come in March, April & May
By WILL SPITZ  |  March 09, 2006

Master movers

Rhode Island audiences have long been treated to national caliber dance troupes in Rhode Island College’s Performing Arts Series.
Mark Morris and Ronald K. Brown head to RIC  
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  February 01, 2006