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Boston Midsummer Opera's Don Pasquale

This year's Boston Midsummer Opera (at the Tsai Center through July 29) is Donizetti's very late (the 64th of his 66 operas) Don Pasquale , a musically inspired and humanly endearing bel canto comedy about the indiscretion of old age and the cruelty of
Hearing vs. seeing
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  July 27, 2012

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

Boston Midsummer Opera's The Italian Girl in Algiers

This year Drew Minter and BMO gave us the young Rossini's The Italian Girl in Algiers , composed when he was 21 (it was his 11th opera!). It's an energetic comedy about a wily young woman who outwits the warlord who wants to add her to his harem.
Dream Girl ?
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  August 05, 2011
Beijing list

Beijing Dance/LDTX fight the good fight

Life is a struggle, according to the four works on Friday's program by Beijing Dance/LDTX (presented by the Celebrity Series at the Tsai Performance Center).  
Struggle and solidarity
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  April 08, 2011

Terpsichore's delight: Boston's Spring dance preview

Ballet, international dance, dance filmmakers, popular dance, and more -- there's something for every fan of dance in Boston this Spring.
Springing into dance
By DEBRA CASH  |  March 18, 2011

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet blow into Tsai Performance Center

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet — all of 10 dancers — blew into the Tsai Performance Center last weekend with a Celebrity Series program that included two choreographers — Jirí Kylián and Jorma Elo — who've been Boston Ballet staples of late.
Its own stamp
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  March 11, 2011


Winter Dance Preview: Toe shoes to tap shoes

Whether you're more likely to thrill to '80s funk, to groove on the tap-goes-flamenco experiments of hoofer Savion Glover, or to enjoy classical ballet with a side of buttered popcorn, the winter months' many offerings are guaranteed to keep your spirit
Winter dance's top 10
By DEBRA CASH  |  December 31, 2010
Recipe for success

Recipe for success

The practice of adapting television shows into live musicals, while still less common than the film-to-stage approach, isn't entirely new. Results have been mixed, ranging...
By Scott Kearnan  |  July 26, 2010
"Celebrating Robert Altman" With Elliott Gould + Sally Kellerman

"Celebrating Robert Altman" With Elliott Gould + Sally Kellerman

One of the most important American filmmakers of the past 50 or so years, the late Robert Altman was known for his gift for directing...
By Ian Sands  |  January 20, 2010
Caitlin Corbett Dance Company

Caitlin Corbett Dance Company

Caitlin Corbett Dance Company celebrates its 25th anniversary by . . . taking us all to Finland? Not quite, but two of the works on this weekend's program...
By Jason OBryan  |  December 08, 2009
Boston Musica Viva conducted by Richard Pittman

Boston Musica Viva conducted by Richard Pittman

Boston Musica Viva kicks off its 41st season with a program it's calling "All-American Grooves," as Richard Pittman leads the Boston premiere of the John...
By Jason OBryan  |  September 23, 2009

Boston Midsummer Opera's Cosi Fan Tutte with Drew Minter

Boston Midsummer Opera's Cosi Fan Tutte with Drew Minter

Mozart’s mix-and-match opera Cosi Fan Tutte, with its story of two guys who wind up wooing each other’s fiancées, is not for amateurs. Boston Midsummer...
By Shaula Clark  |  July 29, 2009
Nederlands Dans Theater 2

Nederlands Dans Theater 2

Opening a crowded dance weekend (Ipswich Moving Company arrives tomorrow) is Nederlands Dans Theater...
By Shaula Clark  |  April 08, 2009

Diaghilev days

The Ballets Russes come to town
The Ballets Russes come to town
By DEBRA CASH  |  March 16, 2009


Dance flash: an internationally renowned outfit with honest-to-goodness no-Nutcracker goodies in it...
By Shaula Clark  |  December 10, 2008


Tom’s Wealth: A Dance for the Masses , which premiered last weekend at the Tsai Center, is about the physical equivalent of these toys and talismans.
Caitlin Corbett’s dance for the masses
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  September 24, 2008


Winged feet

Dance highlights from the fall season.
Dance around town
By DEBRA CASH  |  September 08, 2008

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

Black Grace Dance Company at the Tsai Performance Center

THURSDAY, APRIL 17If you ask us, male dancers often get a bad rap. Have you seen the bodies on those guys? We challenge any beer-bellied...
By Heather Bouzan  |  April 07, 2008

Redstone’s red-carpet revelry

Boston University is rolling out the red carpet again . . . literally.
Comm Ave Walk of Fame
By NEELY STEINBERG  |  February 06, 2008

Busy busy

“If you pulled the cord and the chute didn’t open, how would you dance on the way down?”
Something for everyone
By DEBRA CASH  |  September 12, 2007


Drama dance

Half a century ago something known as dance drama occupied a large part of the modern-dance repertory.
Complexions at the Tsai Center
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  February 06, 2007

High Numbers

This article originally appeared in the March 19, 1993 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Elliott Carter at 85, Pavarotti at Boston Garden, plus Russell Sherman and the Boston Philharmonic
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  November 16, 2006

Rewriting histories

Family histories are inextricably political.
Rennie Harris and Rebecca Rice
By DEBRA CASH  |  May 12, 2006