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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
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Bodies Moving: Boston’s 10 best fall dance events

Kayaking the Arctic, celebrating life across atolls, and finding the ways the artist's hand and dancer's body intersect, this season of dance offers audiences a varied journey.
A season of terpsichorean delights
By DEBRA CASH  |  September 16, 2011
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Annie variations

The Bang Group's performance at Concord Academy Thursday night wrapped the audience in rings of intimacy and surprise. Choreographer/director David Parker, acting as MC, paid loving tribute to Summer Stages Dance, where he and the company have appeared
David Parker at Summer Stages
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  July 31, 2009

Year in Dance: Reusable histories & durable trends

Conservation is a good thing in these times, and some of the most interesting performances drew on the uses of history — personal history, performance history, and even some inventions that sought to overturn history.
No startling breakthroughs, but that's okay
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  December 22, 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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Bouncement 3

Lately it’s seemed like Old Home Days for Toneburst, the influential artcore junglist collective that was a locus of Boston’s underground dance scene in the mid ’90s.

. . . and other singular beats


By SUSANNA BOLLE  |  April 08, 2008


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Teasers and tidbits

The puppeteer’s face and body reflect what the puppet is going through, as if the puppet were giving life to him instead of the other way around.
Bunraku at the Majestic; Marcus Schulkind at Green Street
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  October 09, 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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Truth and beauty

You can’t really depend on the instructive power of a title.
Debra Bluth, Lorraine Chapman
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  May 16, 2006
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Spring boards

As the winter wind makes fast tracks, it leaves a burgeoning crop of ancient masterpieces, world premieres, farces, and musicals to blossom come April.
From baseball to Shakespeare to male swans
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  March 10, 2006

Steps ahead

Festival Ballet Providence’s Up CLOSE on HOPE series has often featured intimate duets, trios, or quartets.
Festival Ballet mixes it up
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  March 08, 2006