Laura Jacobs

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Close encounters

Laura Jacobs, who was the dance critic here at the Phoenix in the mid 1980s, is the author of Landscape with Moving Figures, a collection of writing from the New Criterion that's as polemic as it is poetic. But she's also a novelist. Like Women About
Keep your eye on this Bird
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  August 07, 2009

More Jewels

Get your Jewels bearings

By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  March 04, 2009

Crowning glory

In 1967, George Balanchine created Jewels for New York City Ballet, and in short order this evening-length triptych — Emeralds , Rubies , and Diamonds — became the crown jewel of 20th-century dance.
Boston Ballet's Jewels
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  February 27, 2009

Altar and ego

Mark Morris’s Dido and Aeneas
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 30, 2008


The end of a three-week, thousands-of-miles-from-home season is never the right time to assess a dance company.
The Kirov's Balanchine at City Center
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 06, 2008

Dancing to the music?

Seeing Mark Morris Dance Group do his L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato here in Boston back on January 20 and then New York City Ballet perform George Balanchine’s Concerto Barocco and Symphony in C the following evening in New York was a rem
Mark Morris and George Balanchine
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  February 02, 2006