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Spoleto Festival

Spoleto Festival (Festival dei 2Mondi) Teatro Nuovo and Teatro Romano Spoleto, Italy July 3–6, 2009 Reviewed by Wendy Perron   Edwaard Liang, Teresa Reichlen, Adrian Danchig-Waring, and Maria Kowroski in the first half of Wheeldon’s After the Rain. Photo by Bill Cooper, Courtesy Spoleto.   Alessandra Ferri, new director of dance of the interdisciplinary Spoleto […]

Vital Signs

    Ride the Momentum Four of the Twin Cities’ experimental dance artists come together for two weekends at The Southern Theater’s series, Momentum: New Dance Works. The choreographers all reveal glimpses into human behavior in one way or another. Vanessa Voskuil’s en masse explores gestural movements; Sachiko Nishiuchi’s piece, The Apple Tree, offers a […]

Dance Matters

A Royal Risk Finding a bold voice for the 21st century   **Watch Tamara Rojo and Carlos Acosta rehearse and discuss “Manon”   A great deal has happened to The Royal Ballet since its American visit in 2006. Then, the company had just pulled through the worst crisis in its 75-year history and wanted to […]

This Just In

Keenan Kampa , one of DM’s 2012 “25 to Watch,” will join the Kirov (Maryinsky) Ballet as the company’s first American dancer in June 2012. The graduate of the Kirov’s Vaganova Academy is currently in her second year as a Boston Ballet corps member. —posted 1/18/2012   Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev, principal dancers with […]

25 To Watch

Ballet Nouveau Colorado  The new leadership team at Ballet Nouveau Colorado is taking the suburban Denver company’s name seriously, bringing new, often technologically savvy approaches to everything from programming to marketing. Exhibit A is its innovative 21st Century Choreography Competition, in which entries are posted on YouTube and voted on by the public. Operating in […]

The Royal Ballet

The Royal Ballet Wayne McGregor’s Infra Royal Opera House, London November 13, 2008 Reviewed by Rachel Straus   Photo by Bill Cooper. Eric Underwood and Melissa Hamilton in Infra.   Wayne McGregor, choreographer-in-residence for The Royal Ballet, believes that 21st-century audiences see faster, perhaps because life with LED screens is supercharging our retinas. His penchant […]

Why I Dance

Evan McKie trained at The National Ballet School of Canada, The Kirov Academy, and the John Cranko Schule in Stuttgart, Germany. At 25, he is a soloist in the Stuttgart Ballet, where he has danced since 2002. Known for his passionate lyricism in both classical and contemporary roles, he danced his first Prince Siegfried last year, […]

Venice Biennale

Venice, Italy June 14-29, 2008      Ah, Venice—one of the world’s most gorgeous cities. Teeming with art, music, architecture and—as part of the famed Biennale for the last six years—dance. In its sixth edition, the fourth under the auspices of dancer-choreographer Ismael Ivo, the festival proved a worthy showcase for performers and dancemakers alike. […]