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Boston Ballet's 'Balanchine/Robbins'

After the frenetic gutbusting of its Elo Experience and "Bella Figura" programs, Boston Ballet is closing out its 2010–2011 season with a breath of classical fresh air — or so it would seem.  
Mind games
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 20, 2011
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The Best Boston Dance Stories of 2010

Some of the past year's most interesting dance events recaptured iconic moments in our history, either as usable texts for today's dancers or as a springboard into reinterpretation, parody, and nostalgia.
Tradition, innovation, and (loving) parody animated the year's dance
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  December 24, 2010
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Reality riffs

When Jerome Robbins's New York Export: Opus Jazz boogied onto the scene in 1958 then took Europe by storm. Created for Ballets: U.S.A., a company of ballet, modern, and jazz dancers that Robbins had put together for a government-sponsored cultural exch
Jerome Robbins's Opus Jazz on PBS
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  March 19, 2010
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Always Always Land

The much loved tale of Peter Pan gets a revival on Broadway at least every generation for good reason. Not just because it appeals to kids, which goes without saying, but because it gives grownups a respectable excuse to see it themselves with their own
Theatre by The Sea’s Peter Pan soars
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 21, 2009
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Dancing ballet or not

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's Celebrity Series program at the Cutler Majestic last weekend could have been a primer of the ways not to dance ballet.

By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  February 10, 2009
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Prodigies old and new

Tharp’s dances almost invariably have a euphoric effect on their first audiences, even when they miss their mark and don’t hold up over the long run.
Tharp’s Rabbit and Rogue at ABT, Ratmansky and Robbins at NYCB
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  June 10, 2008


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Scenes from the city

I missed more things in two and a half days last week than I managed to take in, so whatever I might infer about dance in the New York vortex could have come out a different way if I’d reversed my priorities.
The Kirov at City Center, plus Jerome Robbins, Stephen Petronio, and Cloud Gate
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  April 08, 2008
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Love and loss

Boston’s biggest classical-music story this year was also its saddest.
Classical: 2007 in review
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  December 18, 2007
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Lorca without Lorca

Is it possible for a work of art to seem both completely sincere in its intentions and at the same time counterfeit and manipulative?
Opera Boston’s Ainadamar, plus Ida Haendel, the BSO, and West Side Story
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  October 30, 2007
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Sea foam

In Rough Crossing , British playwright Tom Stoppard demonstrates that even in the manufacture of abject silliness he’s smarter than anyone else.
Rough Crossing, plus West Side Story and Herringbone in the Berkshires
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  June 27, 2007
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Who's who?

Both tragedy and redemption happen when the real Americans stand up.
West Side Story looks at the Others in America
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  June 20, 2007


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Lightweights

Two of Boston’s major dance series wound up their 2006–2007 season last week with low-calorie desserts.
Mark Morris at the ICA, Latin Jazz at the Shubert
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  May 22, 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
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Stairway to Paradise?

It’s a mark of Mikko Nissinen’s ambitions for Boston Ballet that last night’s benefit Gala Performance at the Wang Theatre ended with such a défilé .
Boston Ballet's Gala performance
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 26, 2006
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Happy feet

The architectural team of Diller Scofidio + Renfro designed the Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater at the new Institute for Contemporary Art as a 325-seat jewel box, its transparent walls allowing the Boston harbor and skyline to serve as a scenic bac
From butoh to Swan Lake and back
By DEBRA CASH  |  September 13, 2006
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Great music, great dance

An excerpt from Phoenix dance critic Marcia B. Siegel's Howling Near Heaven: Twyla Tharp and the Reinvention of Modern Dance .
Getting inside Twyla Tharp’s Deuce Coupe
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  June 28, 2006