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Vampires at the Ballet: Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty

By Doug Rule
November 12, 2013 3:39 PM |
Provocative British choreographer Matthew Bourne -- best known for his mostly male, Tony-winning version of Swan Lake -- returns with his company New Adventures to present his latest re-imagining of a ballet classic, and another one set to Tchaikovsky. In Bourne’s hands, Sleeping Beauty becomes a gothic romance and supernatural love story, one sexier than the original. Oh, and complete with ... [Read]

Review: Come Fly Away

Posted by Randy Shulman
April 27, 2012 8:59 AM |
Singing to recorded music signals that you can't afford live musicians. What Twyla Tharp has done in Come Fly Away, putting a big band onstage to accompany recorded vocals by Frank Sinatra, signals that she couldn't afford not to have live musicians. Not if she wanted a commercial product that could justify hefty ticket prices, anyway. But it's a superfluous ... [Read]

Oasis: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the Middle East But Were Afraid to Dance is a world premiere production by Nejla Y. Yatkin, whose choreography explores the beauty as well as complexity of memory, migration, transformation, identity and multiculturalism through movement. Saturday, March 24, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, March 25, at 7 p.m. Dance Place, 3225 8th ... [Read]

'Tis the season for ballet companies to perform versions of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker. The American Ballet Theatre offers a new version by the company's Alexei Ratmansky, considered one of the leading choreographers in contemporary ballet. His take, complete with sets and costumes by Tony Award winner Richard Hudson (The Lion King) won rave reviews at its debut last season in ... [Read]

Led by artistic director Nikolaj Hübbe, the world-renowned Royal Danish Ballet returns to the Kennedy Center for the first time since 2004 to offer new productions of August Bournonville's A Folk Tale and his signature and enduring masterpiece Napoli. A Folk Tale runs Tuesday, June 7, through Thursday, June 9, at 7:30 p.m. Napoli runs Friday, June 10, and Saturday, ... [Read]

Hot Pick: Dakshina at Dance Place

Posted by Randy Shulman
April 2, 2011 9:34 AM |
For its annual Dance Place performance, the Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company presents a mixed program of dance, including Anna Sokolow's solo pieces Kaddish and Lament for the Death of the Bullfighter, as well as Eric Hampton's By The Light…, the last dance Hampton choreographed before succumbing to Lou Gehrig's disease. Saturday, April 2, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, April ... [Read]