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Sunday, September 3, 2023

Dance Review: ‘Carmina Burana’ presented by Richmond Ballet at Wolf Trap by Justin Rustle

This past Wednesday night’s performance at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center was a historic event. John Butler’s “Carmina Burana” premiered in 1959. Original cast member and icon of Americ…

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Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Theater Review: ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’ at Synetic Theater by Justin Rustle

Synetic Theater’s “Cyrano de Bergerac” is a gloriously silly, but tragic, romp based loosely on Edmond Rostand’s play of the same name which follows the life of Cyrano de Bergerac, t…

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Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Capital Fringe Review: ‘Finding Home: Dance Journeys’ at Cafritz Hall by Justin Rustle

“Finding Home: Dance Journeys,” part of the 2023 Capital Fringe Festival at the DCJCC’s Cafritz Hall, featured works by choreographers Giselle Ruzany, Kyoko Fujimoto, Sylvana Christoph…

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Saturday, June 10, 2023

Dance Review: ‘Founding Choreographers’ by New York City Ballet (NYCB) at the Kennedy Center by Justin Rustle

Perhaps it is an unfair criticism of a performance that is meant to showcase the foundations and history of one of the oldest dance companies in America, but when you’re putting together a…

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Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Dance Review: ‘Kinetic Crossings’ at Baltimore Theater Project with Deep Vision Dance Company and Saiko Kino by Justin Rustle

This past weekend’s “Kinetic Crossings” at Baltimore Theater Project was a visual feast, featuring performances by Baltimore-based Deep Vision Dance Company and Japanese choreographer …

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‘A Quick 5’ and More with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Critic and Former Washington Post Dance Writer, Sarah Kaufman by Justin Rustle

And then there was one. In 2015, The Atlantic published an article called “The Death Of The American Dance Critic.” It lamented the fact that, with Gia Kourlas’ departure from Time Out…

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Friday, March 3, 2023

Dance Review: ‘Momentum: A Mixed Bill’ by Ballet Theater of Maryland at Maryland Hall by Justin Rustle

Ballet Theater of Maryland’s “Momentum: A Mixed Bill” was a full evening of dance. It featured six performances by five choreographers—Lindsey Bell, Roman Mykyta, Ashley Taylor, Kari…

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Monday, February 13, 2023

Dance Review: ‘SPROUTS! New work by local emerging dance artists’ at Rhizome DC by Justin Rustle

Rhizome DC is one of those venues that, even if you’ve been there before, feels like a secret. From the outside it looks like a Shel Silverstein illustration, an old house sketched in by t…

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Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Dance Review: ‘Gabriel Mata: Artist Portfolio Showcase’ at Dance Loft on 14 by Justin Rustle

Gabriel Mata’s performance at Dance Loft on 14 was one of those performances that doesn’t end when you walk out of the theater; you have to sit with his work and let the ideas marinate. …

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Thursday, January 19, 2023

‘A Quick 5’ with Choreographer and Dancer Gabriel Mata by Justin Rustle

This Friday and Saturday, Dance Loft on 14 presents a deeper look into past, present, and future dance works of D.C.-based artist, Gabriel Mata. Gabriel Mata (pronounced: gah-bryehl mah-tah)…

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Monday, November 21, 2022

Dance Review: ‘HOME: Longing and Belonging’ by Full Circle Dance Company at Baltimore Theater Project by Justin Rustle

Now in their 22nd season, Baltimore’s Full Circle Dance Company has a thoughtful model for producing an evening of dance. The company’s annual mixed-repertory performance is carefully cu…

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