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Flamenco at the Majestic, and a dash of Merce

At the beginning of Vamos al tiroteo, the new flamenco show by Rafaela Carrasco, the darkened, silent theater is pierced by a strobe light, clacking castanets, and the scratchings of an old phonograph record.
Light spells
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  March 09, 2012
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Monica Bill Barnes at the ICA

When the audience entered the theater at the ICA on Friday night, we saw a wooden table and chairs, set up for a simple meal — possibly breakfast.
Somewhere over the top
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  January 27, 2012
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Gallim Dance's Blush

You don't want to take the title of Gallim Dance's Blush too seriously — at least not if you're expecting embarrassment, shame, modesty, confusion, those textbook signifiers of someone who'd like to creep away and hide.
Sex wars
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  October 28, 2011
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Psy at the Majestic, Savion Glover at the Opera House

Montreal breeds a seemingly infinite number of new-circus companies.
Getting off the ground and into it
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  February 04, 2011
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Review: Nicholas Leichter at the ICA

Except for an impressive list of sponsors and presenters, Nicholas Leichter doesn't tell us much about The Whiz , his gloss on Sidney Lumet's 1978 movie The Wiz , a gloss on the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz , which could be the most beloved and riffed
Funkin' around
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  February 04, 2011
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Review: Rubberbandance at the ICA

Hip-hop, in common with tap dancing, can look like a succession of tricks when it's not grounded by a story or a great personality.
Slinks and kinks
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  October 29, 2010


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ArtsEmerson's sophisticated street cred

Connoisseurs and casual consumers this season will enjoy two debuts that will instantly redefine the depth and breadth of the Boston arts experience.
The renovated Paramount Center gives Boston a new intellectual anchor
By PETER KADZIS  |  September 17, 2010
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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