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Kidd Pivot's Dark Matters at Jacob's Pillow

The two-act drama, performed last week at Jacob's Pillow, blends the conventions of Japanese puppetry and Kabuki, movie animation, shadowplay, and contemporary dance into a spectacle of porous identities.
Puppets and masters
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  July 15, 2011
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Jane Comfort and Sharon Eyal at Jacob's Pillow

The dramaturgy behind Jane Comfort's gimlet-eyed pageant in Beauty, on delicious display at Jacob's Pillow Doris Duke Theatre this past week, is spot-on.  
Feminist one-two punch
By DEBRA CASH  |  July 08, 2011
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Dawn Kramer's 'Body of Water'

Dawn Kramer's dance-and-video concert, "Body of Water," last weekend at Mass College of Art, ended with haiku projected on the walls of the performance space. It was almost too much.  
Haiku in motion
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  June 10, 2011
American Ballet Theatre in Boston

Tudor, Millepied, Ratmansky, and Wheeldon at ABT

NEW YORK — American Ballet Theatre devoted only four performances of its two-month spring season at the Metropolitan Opera House to a mixed bill of short ballets.
Expanding the envelope
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  June 03, 2011
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Nell Breyer and Lostwax dance the unconscious

Two offerings by Boston Cyberarts over the weekend opted for divergent ways of gaining enlightenment.  
Dream games
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  May 13, 2011
Boston Ballet Bella Figura

Boston Ballet's 'Bella Figura'

"Bella figura" in Italian is more than a phrase — it's a philosophy. It makes life beautiful. "Bella Figura" as the title of Boston Ballet's latest program is an invitation to find beauty in three disparate choreographic styles — one of them incorporatin
Everything is beautiful
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 29, 2011

A Midsummer Night's Dream by Boston Ballet

Boston Ballet’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

George Balanchine didn’t create a slew of full-length ballets, but it’s easy to see why a setting of Shakespeare’s ever-popular A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of them — and not just because, back home in St. Petersburg, when he was eight, he played a b
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 15, 2011
Boston Ballet Elo Experience

Boston Ballet's Elo Experience

Moon landing
Moon landing
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  March 25, 2011