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Strictly Ballroom 
REVIEWS | Faye Arthurs

Strictly Ballroom 

The New York City Ballet’s excellent 2023 Fall Season featured only the works of founding choreographer George Balanchine. This winter, eight choreographers are being showcased as the company’s 75th anniversary celebration continues. 

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Enlightenment
REVIEWS | Karen Hildebrand

Enlightenment

June 16, 1989. Wearing only black leggings and a pixie haircut, Molissa Fenley performed her solo, “State of Darkness,” inspired by Nijinsky’s “Le Sacre du Printemps” at the Colorado Dance Festival in Boulder. 

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A Star is Reborn 
REVIEWS | Faye Arthurs

A Star is Reborn 

It is not unusual for a New York City Ballet program to consist of two Peck ballets and a Ratmansky. But until last night, there had not been two different Pecks represented in such a scenario.

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Timeless Expression
REVIEWS | Karen Greenspan

Timeless Expression

In these fast-paced times, where we are bombarded with spectacles that compete to be flashier, more action-packed, and more hi-tech than the next, it was a joy to experience an evening of charm and timeless simplicity. 

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Mere Mortals
REVIEWS | Rachel Howard

Mere Mortals

The popular sentiment is clear: Matrix atmosphere meets ballet is a hit. “Mere Mortals,” Tamara Rojo’s first production as new artistic director at San Francisco Ballet, must be counted a success.

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For the Soul
REVIEWS | Marina Harss

For the Soul

The name of Leonardo Sandoval and Gregory Richardson’s group, Music from the Sole, is an obvious allusion to the fact that the motor behind their performances is rhythm, and that this rhythm is often produced by the soles of the feet, in the form of tap. 

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Coast to Coast
REVIEWS | Merilyn Jackson

Coast to Coast

Bodytraffic returned to Penn Live Arts at Annenberg during last weekend’s snowstorm to perform the world premiere of Philadelphia-based choreographer Matthew Neenan’s latest work, “I Forgot the Start.”

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The Incredibles
REVIEWS | Faye Arthurs

The Incredibles

If Simone Biles, Baryshnikov, Michelle Kwan, Mr. Wiggles, and Bruce Lee somehow had a baby, that child would be an ideal candidate for the Compagnie Hervé Koubi.

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Naked Ambition
REVIEWS | Karen Hildebrand

Naked Ambition

Dressed in hot pink ruffles and five-inch heels, a tiara perched on his shaved head, Arthur Aviles entered the stage as Maéva, a “Latino ghetto matriarch,” who launched into rapid fire Spanglish as a welcome to the Abrons Art Center audience for “Naked Vanguard: Works.” 

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A Moving Feat
REVIEWS | Victoria Looseleaf

A Moving Feat

Époustouflant! Indeed, breathtaking is the word for Diavolo|Architecture in Motion’s world premiere, “Existencia,” the 70-minute commissioned work seen at the Soraya for two performances in mid-January.

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