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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Dance Review: “Giselle” Now — at the Boston Ballet by Marcia B. Siegel

The performance I saw on Friday night revealed Boston Ballet's priorities: while the dancers possess a high degree of technical skills, they have a looser notion of nuanced acting. The post …

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Dance Review: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas — Phase by Phase by Marcia B. Siegel

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker invites the audience to let go of outside distractions and meditate on our own deeper feelings. The post Dance Review: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas — Phase b…

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Book Review: The Lives They Wrote by Marcia B. Siegel

Two autobiographies by women who had some experience in legitimate theater, but they each gave their strongest allegiance to dance, specifically one choreographer. The post Book Review: The …

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Dance Review: Batsheva Dance Company of Israel — Strange Encounters and Outbursts by Marcia B. Siegel

This mysterious dance may have no meaning at all beyond its cryptic theatricality and movement. Or it may mean a lot. The post Dance Review: Batsheva Dance Company of Israel — Strange Enc…

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Sunday, March 17, 2019

Dance Review: It’s Party Time — Monica Bill Barnes & Company by Marcia B. Siegel

By bringing Happy Hour to Boston, Celebrity Series was aiming to expand its stodgy audience demographic, and it succeeded. The post Dance Review: It’s Party Time — Monica Bill Barnes &a…

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Dance Review: Mark Morris Dance Groups’s — Fab Four Plus by Marcia B. Siegel

Mark Morris and Ethan Iverson chose songs from the famous album for reflection and extrapolation. What they made is an entertainment, a romp for the company's terrific dancers. The post Dan…

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Monday, January 28, 2019

Dance Review: Danza Orgánica — Pushing UP by Marcia B. Siegel

What few signs of the rich culture embedded in Danza Orgánica's artistic director and choreographer Marsha Parrilla's heritage made token appearances. The post Dance Review: Danza Orgánica…

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Dance Review: Dorrance Dance’s Tapestration by Marcia B. Siegel

I thought I'd never seen such a thrilling example of how dance and music can combine and feed each other. The post Dance Review: Dorrance Dance’s Tapestration appeared first on The Art…

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Monday, December 17, 2018

Dance Review: Twyla Tharp’s Boston Show by Marcia B. Siegel

Dressed in cream-colored pants, a crisp white shirt, sneakers, and big owlish spectacles with red plastic frames, Twyla Tharp played the professor in the first part of the 90-minute show.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Dance Review: Boston Dance Theater — The Warrior Femmes by Marcia B. Siegel

Boston Dance Theater's four pieces seemed to counter female stereotypes but raised limited alternatives.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Dance Review: Dance Heginbotham — Music Makes It by Marcia B. Siegel

John Heginbotham may be making modern dance but he gives us the gift of classicism: discovery within form.

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Friday, November 2, 2018

Dance Review: William Forsythe’s Mind/Body Art Show by Marcia B. Siegel

One thing I liked so much about this show, besides the mental and physical challenges, was its use of really simple and mundane materials.

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Monday, October 22, 2018

Dance Review: “Places Please!” — That’s Showbiz by Marcia B. Siegel

Places Please! looks at the backstage life and trauma of performers.

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Monday, September 24, 2018

Dance Review: Trajal Harrell — Seduction and Silk by Marcia B. Siegel

Now, we're told, Trajal Harrell has been researching Butoh dance and hoochy coochy dance, hooking them up with the precursors of modern dance and slathering on generous amounts of gender the…

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Dance Review: Boston Ballet — Time After Time by Marcia B. Siegel

Jerome Robbins makes me think about how nonverbal characters can inhabit their times.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Dance Remembrance: Paul Taylor (1930-2018) by Marcia B. Siegel

Choreographer Paul Taylor leaves a repertory that sprawled from the outrageous to the sublime.

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Monday, May 28, 2018

Dance Review: Boston Ballet — Dancing in Time by Marcia B. Siegel

La Sylphide is full of magic. It might be about magic.

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Dance Review: Displaced Persons — New York Theatre Ballet at Gardner Museum by Marcia B. Siegel

Going beyond the reasonable concept, there was the New York Theatre Ballet's performance.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Dance Review: Boston Ballet — The Whole Enchilada by Marcia B. Siegel

Sleeping Beauty needs not only to thrill us but to carry us somewhere back into its own history.

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Monday, April 23, 2018

Dance Review: Alonzo King — Disembodied by Marcia B. Siegel

Sutra was a curious mix of reverence and virtuosity, lavish movement and intricate music -- over an hour's worth of changing forms. I found it intriguing and untrackable.

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Monday, March 19, 2018

Dance Review: Kelley Donovan’s Tides of Thought by Marcia B. Siegel

Kelley Donovan believes every dancer should own her movement, not just perform it.

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Monday, March 12, 2018

Dance Review: Boston Ballet – Revisiting by Marcia B. Siegel

What a treat to see choreographers of different generations concentrating on ballet itself and asking the audience to appreciate what ballet can do.

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