Lynn Matluck Brooks
An Annual Nut to Crack
When my son was seven or eight years old, he sweetly invited me on a “date.” His invitation was for the Nutcracker.
December 21, 2011
Chouinard #3: Marie Chouinard's Creatures
Wearing black bathing suits and hair-dos that brought to mind tentacles or caterpillars, Chouinard’s ten dancers gasped, writhed, spoked, stamped, and slithered through the company’s impassioned performance.
December 14, 2011
Pulling Strings: Chunky Move’s Connected
A light-filled mobile, electronic music, patches of light, and five performers who dance, speak, act, and finish the mobile’s assemblage – all weave integrally into the work’s fabric.
November 23, 2011
Russian Ballet Legends
Pairing acknowledged “ballet legend” George Balanchine with “legend-in-the-making” Alexei Ratmansky, Pennsylvania Ballet presented a ”Russian Suite” of classical purity, nonstop dynamism and dramatic caricature.
October 28, 2011
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