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Outer moves, inner beauty: Looking back on the year in Boston dance

Here, in no particular order, are some of the highlights of the year in Boston dance.

By DEBRA CASH  |  December 14, 2012

Review: Alvin Ailey's Revelations headed to PPAC

Over the years, choreographers and dance companies have been feted in many ways, but there has never been another dance piece that inspired not only a US postage stamp and a US Senate resolution and a special Barbie doll!
Heart, spirit, and soul
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  May 06, 2011

Golden years

The last thing I had in mind when I went to the Opera House Tuesday was raining on Alvin Ailey's parade — particularly since the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, which he founded in 1959, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year while making it
Alvin Ailey at the Opera House
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 08, 2009

Finding a voice

Closer inspection, however, shows a choreographer making a series of perplexing musical choices that don’t always serve him well.
Battleworks at the ICA
By DEBRA CASH  |  February 29, 2008

Trailing Ailey

Neither the Ailey company nor The Groove ’s choreographer, Camille A. Brown, acknowledged these roots.
The Groove at the Wang
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  February 12, 2008

City limits

There’s nothing like the first weekend of beautiful weather to raise skepticism about digitally mediated experience.
Boston Cyberarts’ ‘The Body’s Limit’ at Green Street, ‘Ten’s the Limit’ at the ICA
By DEBRA CASH  |  April 24, 2007


Terpsichore’s delight

Traveling troupes and local dancemakers spring up around the Boston area this season.
The joys of spring dance
By DEBRA CASH  |  March 13, 2007