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Review: Step Up Revolution

Review: Step Up Revolution

The ne plus ultra of “guilty pleasures,” the Step Up movies are willfully naive, awkward, and irresistible.
Abstractly beautiful
By PATRICK Z. MCGAVIN  |  July 27, 2012
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Ballet Hispanico falls short

All three dances presented by Ballet Hispanico at the Cutler Majestic last weekend depended heavily on costume effects to convey their messages.
Dress-up
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  March 16, 2012
Preview - Haywire

Review: Haywire

Despite some thrilling combat choreography executed with flair by MMA champ Gina Carano, Steven Soderbergh clearly phoned it in here. The barely-there plot involves Mallory (Carano), a double-crossed Black Ops agent who goes rogue in an uninteresting se
Soderbergh phones it in
By THOMAS PAGE MCBEE  |  January 27, 2012
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Review: Crazy Horse

In La Danse — The Paris Opera Ballet , Frederick Wiseman looked behind the scenes at a revered dance institution. In his new documentary he examines a dance institution of a different sort, the cabaret bar of the title, a Parisian pop-cultural icon a
Wiseman behind the scenes at a revered dance institution
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 27, 2012
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A postmodern dance lineage sings

Brown's newest work, Les Yeux et l'âme , is a suite of dances from Jean-Philippe Rameau's opera Pygmalion , which Brown directed in Europe last year.
Forest forays
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  August 26, 2011
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Jonah Bokaer takes chances

Bokaer didn't provide any grandiose program notes or play up the profound implications in his dances, but by the end of the performance we'd seen small transformations and beautiful visions, and even confronted big questions about control and randomness,
Charting chaos
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  August 12, 2011


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Review: Musings on MSMT's Xanadu

For years now, the decade of the 1980s has been enjoying a curiously sustained wave of nostalgia.
The gods must be ’80s
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  July 29, 2011
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Philadanco brings the funk

The four pieces on Philadanco's program last weekend at the Institute of Contemporary Art had different accouterments — musical, scenic, philosophical — but they still looked very much alike.
Ferocious euphoria
By MARCIA B.SIEGEL  |  March 18, 2011
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Boston Conservatory does Graham and Limón; Doug Varone gets literary at the ICA

One thing that distinguishes the early modern dancers from their contemporary descendants is idealism, or the lack of it.
Heroes and civilians
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  February 25, 2011
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Portland Ovations + Bates Dance Festival = Doug Varone choreography

In an unfavorable economic climate, what do choreographers need? They must have exceptional talent and skill, of course.
A new work
By JUNE VAIL  |  February 11, 2011