Forever Tango: An Extravaganza of Pasión
by Mary Ellen Hunt -- December 29, 2004, Post Street Theater, San Francisco
There are quite a few showbiz high kicks and impressive lunges to the floor, along with darkly dismissive glances across the burning stage. Some of the touches seem a bit silly, like the giant bandoneon that “gives birth” to a dancer at the beginning.
National Ballet of Canada - ‘Stravinsky Violin Concerto': Flowers, Valentines, and Ballerina Beauties
by Michael Goldbarth -- November 18 and 21, 2004, Hummingbird Centre, Toronto
With all due respect and apologies to the greatest ballet maker Past, Present, and perhaps Future, I’m going to commit a ballet indiscretion by kissing and telling the meaning behind Stravinsky Violin Concerto-for me.
Raimund Hoghe - 'Another Dream': An Uncommon Honesty
by Ramsay Burt -- January 30, 2005, London International Mime Festival, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
I feel I must be honest even if it makes me seem foolish, because Raimund Hoghe himself in performance and in an after show discussion seems so uncommonly honest.
- 'Sylvia': Embracing Ashton
by Julia Skene-Wenzel -- November 24, 2004, Royal Opera House,
In today’s global community, the national versus the international – tradition versus advancement – are issues that affect every aspect of modern life. Ashton’s centenary celebrations and the revival of “Sylvia” reflect the changes the world has undergone.
St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre - 'Giselle': Ballet is a Contact Sport
by Toba Singer -- February 19, 2005, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, California
Hilarion stumbles around the Wili World, staring at nothing in particular above his head for what seems like an eternity, and that could be the point. Then the stage is inexplicably empty for a long 30 seconds or so.
San Francisco Ballet
- 'Giselle': Sensing Her Way Through Space
by Hanna Takashige -- February 25, 2005, War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco
Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company
- 'Flicker' and 'Transtep': Syncretic Synchronicity
by Thea Nerissa Barnes -- March 22-23, 2005, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
'contact': Movement is Life, Ballet is Revenge
by Jeff Kuo -- February 10, 2005, Warner Theatre, Washington, D.C.
Boston Ballet - 'La Sylphide'
by Stephen Arnold -- March 5, 2005, Wang Theatre, Boston
Compania Vientos del Sur: Futbol Tango
- 'Pasiones - Tango y Musical'
by Rosella Simonari -- March 19, 2005, Teatro Pergolesi, Jesi (Acona), Italy
Scottish Ballet - 'The Four Temperaments', 'The Pump Room', '32 Cryptograms', 'Facade'
by Kate Snedeker -- April 13, 2005, Theatre Royal, Glasgow
Pacific Northwest Ballet - 'Quick Time,' 'The Moor's Pavane,' 'The Piano Dance,' 'Lambarena'
by Dean Speer -- April 16, 2005, Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, Seattle, Washington
Chicken Shed Theatre Company - 'Globaleyes': The Power of Integrated Theatre
by Stuart Sweeney -- April 20, 2005, The Rayne Theatre, London
Jérôme Bel - 'Nom donne par l'auteur' - Nottdance 2005
by Ramsay Burt -- April 30, 2005, Sandfield Centre, Nottingham
- 'Les Noces' and 'Cantata': Dated, Sexist and Pointless
by Ana Abad-Carles -- May 3, 2005, Sadler's Wells, London
Deborah Hay - 'The Match': Between Brilliance, White Noise
by Lyndsey Winship -- May 5, 2005, Purcell Room, London
- Celebrating Victory Day: Anti-war Message Poignant and Powerful
by Catherine Pawlick -- May 8, 2005, Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg
American Ballet Theatre - 'Don Quixote': Vishneva from 0 to 180
by Jerry Hochman -- May 26, 2005, Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center, New York
Kirov Ballet - 'The Magic Nut'
by Catherine Pawlick -- June 4, 2005, Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg
Australian Ballet - 'Swan Lake': Princess Diana by the Lakeside
by Cassandra -- July 20, 2005, London Coliseum, London
Adam Cooper Productions - 'Les Liaisons Dangereuses': Sex, Coercion ... MacMillan
by Cassandra -- July 26, 2005
- 'The Pharaoh's Daughter'
by Jerry Hochman -- July 28, 2005, Metropolitan Opera House, New York City
Pacific Northwest Ballet's - Director's Choice
by Dean Speer -- September 24, 2005, Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, Seattle, Washington
Companhia de Dança Deborah Colker - 'Nó': Deborah Colker Ties Daring Knots
by Ana Paula Höfling -- September 25, 2005 -- Teatro Alfa, São Paulo, Brazil
National Ballet of China - 'Raise the Red Lantern' and City Contemporary Dance Company - '365 Ways of Doing and Undoing Orientalism'
by Holly Messitt -- October 11, 2005 -- Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York and October 15, 2005 -- The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, New York
Paris Opera Ballet - 'Le Parc'
by Ana Abad-Carles -- October 14, 2005, Sadler's Wells, London
ODC San Francisco: Intelligence, Wit, and Beautiful Dancing
by Cecly Placenti -- October 14, 2005, Joyce Theatre, New York City
Bawren Tavaziva - 'I Am Home': Progress of an Artist
by Thea Nerissa Barnes -- November 19, 2004, Robin Howard Dance Theatre, London
Pacific Northwest Ballet's Past, Present and Future Program
by Dean Speer -- November 5, 2005, Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, Seattle, Washington
International Association of Blacks in Dance Conference: Strategies
January 19-26, 2006 -- Brooklyn Marriott, New York
Ronald K. Brown/Evidence hosts the 18th International Association
of Blacks in Dance Conference, which features panels, workshops,
dance classs, and performances.
Hong Kong Arts Festival
February 9 to March 12, 2006 -- various venues in Hong Kong
Offerings from the international opera, music, theater, and
dance worlds include David Bintley's "The Beauty and the
Beast" by the Birmingham Royal Ballet, "Cursive: A
Trilogy" by Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, "The
Legend of the White Snake" by the Actor's Family, and a
symposium on "The Art of Gender Switching" in Cantonese
and Beijing Opera.