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Caitlin Corbett continues

"I'm Mrs. Abstract, but Elvis has it!" says Boston dance maker Caitlin Corbett.

By DEBRA CASH  |  March 22, 2013

SLIDESHOW: Boston Ballet's ''All Kylián''

Boston Ballet performs their ''All Kylián'' program at the Boston Opera House through March 17, 2013.

By ERIC ANTONIOU  |  March 15, 2013

Light waves: Boston Ballet's ''All Kylián''

A dead tree hanging upside down overhead, with a spotlight slowly circling it. A piano on stilts on one side of the stage, an ice sculpture's worth of bubble wrap on the other.

By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  March 15, 2013

Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía

Few companies capture flamenco's essence better than Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía.

By VALERIE GLADSTONE  |  March 01, 2013

The bright lights of Ellie Goulding

Long before Ellie Goulding hit No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in summer 2012 with "Lights" — a starry-eyed dance-floor trifle with subtle neo-disco beats and sleek keyboard burbles — the singer-songwriter was a star in her native England.

By ANNIE ZALESKI  |  January 18, 2013

Nicole Pierce walks The Walk

Dance maker Nicole Pierce was working the glue gun, constructing mossy objects, papier-mâché thingamabobs and items that she could hang from a net hoisted across the Art Deco balconies of the South End's Villa Victoria Center for the Arts.

By DEBRA CASH  |  January 18, 2013


Trajal Harrell's postmodern harlem drag

A half-naked dancer gallops wildly around the stage, squealing and grimacing while another dressed in drag suggests to audience members that they have sex with "the uglies."

By VALERIE GLADSTONE  |  January 11, 2013

Last tango in Pawtucket

"This is an end of an era for Providence Tango," Robin Pfahning says.
Dance Dept.
By PHILIP EIL  |  January 04, 2013

Boston Ballet's Nutcracker: Visions of Sugarplums

Boston Ballet's stunning re-visioned Nutcracker is the best $2 million–plus investment this company has ever made.

By DEBRA CASH  |  December 07, 2012

Photos: Boston Ballet's Nutcracker at the Opera House

Boston Ballet stages The Nutcracker at the Opera House through December 30, 2012.

By ERIC ANTONIOU  |  December 07, 2012


Pope Cat dancing

By KARL STEVENS  |  November 30, 2012

The Nutcracker: Building a better mousetrap?

"Without The Nutcracker , there'd be no ballet in America as we know it."
Boston Ballet takes a chance by remaking its most successful production
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  November 23, 2012

Photos: The Nutcracker on the town

Out and about with the star of the Boston Ballet holiday show
Out and about with the star of the Boston Ballet holiday show
By DANNY KIM  |  November 23, 2012

Preview: Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion at the ICA

"I had to do something," says choreographer/dancer Kyle Abraham, taking a break from rehearsing his company Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion in a downtown SoHo studio recently.

By VALERIE GLADSTONE  |  November 09, 2012


Ryan Casey and Lorraine Chapman: looking up, looking back

Lexington native Ryan P. Casey makes audiences look way, way up: at 6' 9", this fresh-faced 21-year-old senior at NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study has already appeared on So You Think You Can Dance , and performed with tap innovator Michel

By DEBRA CASH  |  November 02, 2012

Boston Ballet: falling Awake

Almost every dance by Jorma Elo opens with men rushing from the wings and erupting in big, climactic leaps.

By DEBRA CASH  |  November 02, 2012

Angkor Dance Troupe’s Apsara Dancing Stones

Angkor Dance Troupe's Apsara Dancing Stones is a terrifying essay in beauty.

By JONATHAN RICHMOND  |  November 02, 2012

Festival Ballet’s ‘Up Close, On Hope’

Festival Ballet Providence's intimate in-studio performances, Up Close on Hope, have always offered full and varied programs of short works by local and guest choreographers, many of them new to Rhode Island audiences (and/or their work is new).
New moves
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  October 26, 2012

Heavenly creatures

Apsara are the heavenly dancers of Khmer mythology, the shape-changing nymphs whose bas-relief images have adorned the walls of the temple of Angkor Wat since the 12th century.
By DEBRA CASH  |  October 26, 2012


Lar Lubovitch dance company at the Citi Shubert Theatre

Originally a visual artist, choreographer Lar Lubovitch "paints the music in space" so that the stage acts as a vibrant canvas and his ensemble often coheres in a single robust or mesmerizing gesture.

By DEBRA CASH  |  October 19, 2012

Sequence 8: Out of the Box

When acrobat Colin Davis appears at the beginning of Sequence 8 in the role of a suit-and-tie-wearing radio announcer, a kind of Ira-without-Glasses, he is introducing acrobatics with a meta-narrative.

By DEBRA CASH  |  October 05, 2012

Ten dance shows for fall

Young powerhouse dancer-choreographer Kyle Abraham brings his company to Boston in its area debut.
Shooting hoops
By DEBRA CASH  |  September 21, 2012

A Glimpse Beyond: Cemetery Gaits

Two newcomers enter the paradisiacal garden that will be their final resting place.

By DEBRA CASH  |  September 21, 2012

Dracula's new digs

Take a quick glance at the fall calendar for performance events and you'll see there's a whole lotta dancin' goin' on!
Plus, Fusionworks turns 25, and a world of exotic moves
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  September 14, 2012


Interview: Karole Armitage dances with Marie Antoinette

Karole Armitage jettisoned her sobriquet as the "punk ballerina" years ago, but the Tony-nominated former Merce Cunningham dancer continues her edgy choreographic foray with her contributions to the upcoming world premiere of playwright David Adjmi's Ma
By DEBRA CASH  |  August 31, 2012

Dance around town before the students come back

The W Hotel's Electric Summer Music Series goes underground with the party crew DJ team of M|O|D.
Phoenix Shakedown
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  August 17, 2012
What is Babymetal?

Seriously, what is Babymetal?

Given that they're all alumni of the J-pop "idol" group Sakura Gakuin, it's extremely unlikely that these girls (whose ages fall between 12 and 15) formed Babymetal on their own.
Japanese animated
By REYAN ALI  |  August 03, 2012
Review: Step Up Revolution

Review: Step Up Revolution

The ne plus ultra of “guilty pleasures,” the Step Up movies are willfully naive, awkward, and irresistible.
Abstractly beautiful
By PATRICK Z. MCGAVIN  |  July 27, 2012