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Both ears and the tail for this Carmen

"World Passions," the collection of four works that Boston Ballet opened at the Opera House last night, was more pleasant than passionate until Kathleen Breen Combes sashayed out as the title character in Jorma Elo's Carmen .
Boston Ballet's 'World Passions'
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 30, 2009
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Blood, bone, and mirrors

At the beginning of Between Blood & Bone , a man and a woman stand at opposite sides of an empty space. A few minutes or a lifetime later, they're curled together on the floor, wrapped in the tightest possible embrace.
Prometheus at the ICA
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  May 22, 2009
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State of the art

Maybe it’s the economy, but Boston Ballet’s third-annual season-opening gala was a sober evening, without the orchestral overture that graced the first two affairs.  
Boston Ballet’s third ‘Night of Stars’
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 17, 2008
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Text messages

Cross-pollination in the arts shows up in many media, but it is perhaps most evident in dance.
CTS Dance Company’s reverent movements
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  June 04, 2008
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Fusion forms

Modern dancers who aren’t tethered to a specific technique can forage the whole world for useful movement and effects. We saw three completely different examples recently.
Lorraine Chapman, Kinodance, Black Grace
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  April 23, 2008
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Mastering the motion

“Masters of Motion” is the kind of catch-all title for a dance bill that encompasses everything and puts you in mind of nothing.
‘Masters of Motion’ in Providence
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  February 12, 2008


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Learning to soar

Ballet has come a long way from its initial image of tights, tutus, and toe shoes.
Festival Ballet’s masterful Motion
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  February 05, 2008
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Ebb and flow

The good news is that we still have our own major company, Boston Ballet, and it made its first international tour — to Spain — in more than a decade.
Dance: 2007 in review
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 17, 2007
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Not through yet

Paul Taylor brags that he’s violated just about every taboo in American culture over his 50-plus years of creative work and he’s not through yet.
Paul Taylor at the Shubert, plus Morgan Thorson’s Faker
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  December 05, 2007
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Classic love

Classic summer starts with a rock-and-roll fundraiser?
Romantic performances statewide
By BEN MEIKLEJOHN  |  June 13, 2007
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Adventurous demos

With a variety of scrims, opaque panels, and lighting tricks, the seven dancers became the source for a dreamy succession of images by new-media artist Jonathan Bachrach.
Lorraine Chapman’s The Floating World , Snappy’s String Beings
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  June 05, 2007


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Made in USA

In choosing ballets from three American choreographers for the American Masters program, Mihailo Djuric has looked to two classics and one world premiere.
Festival Ballet stages the American Masters
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  April 18, 2007