Ballet du Grand Theatre de Geneve - 'Casse-Noisette'
by Kate Snedeker -- December 17-18, 2005, Batiment des Forces Motrices, Geneva
This Christmas, one of the best balletic presents was Benjamin Millepied’s brand new “Casse-Noisette” for the Ballet du Grand Theatre de Geneve. “Casse-Noisette” marks Millepied’s successful entrée into full-length ballets.
Kirov Ballet - 'Giselle' - Pavlenko Returns
by Catherine Pawlick -- April 26, 2006, Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg
The forgotten daughter of the Mariinsky, Daria Pavlenko, returned to the stage on Wednesday night after a regrettable five-year absence in the role to share with us her sublime gifts in "Giselle."
University of Washington Chamber Dance Company
by Dean Speer -- February 2, 2006, Meany Hall Theatre, Seattle
Every once in a while, you come across a showing of work that impels one to shout out, “Go see it! Now!!” The Univ. of Washington’s Chamber Dance Company has ginned up such a concoction...
Matthew Bourne & New Adventures - 'Edward Scissorhands'
by Lindsey Clarke -- February 3, 2006, Sadler's Wells, London
“Edward Scissorhands” is a tragic fairy tale with a human heart, the story of the unwitting outcast, “an uncommonly gentle man,” and a story ripe for a big-stage Bourne makeover. This is explicitly a stage adaptation of the film...
by Ana Paula Hofling -- March 24, 2006, Sesc Pinheiros Theater, São Paulo, Brazil
In “Milágrimas”, a title which includes the Portuguese words for “thousand” and “tears”, and makes reference to the word for “miracle”, the dancers embodied the rhythms of South Africa. Wearing deep red costumes that alluded to elements of African traditional dress, these disciplined young bodies...
San Francisco Ballet - 'Ballet Mori'
by Toba Singer
April 4, 2006 -- War Memorial Opera House
Breakin' Convention 2006 - The Angels, Nexus Boys, Karizma Streetvibes and Avant Garde Dance
by Ana Abad-Carles -- April 30, 2006, Sadler's Wells, London
Birmingham Royal Ballet - 'La Fille mal Gardée'
by David Mead -- May 10, 2006, Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham, England
Kirov Ballet - 'The Overcoat', 'Young Girl and the Hooligan', 'Leningrad Symphony'
by Catherine Pawlick - May 13, 2006
Fabulous Beast Theatre - 'The Flowerbed'
by Stuart Sweeney -- June 20, 2006, The Pit, The Barbican, London
Kirov Ballet - 'The Fountain of Bachchisarai'
by Catherine Pawlick - July 7, 2006
Batsheva - 'Telophaza'
by Juliet Neidish and Mark Franko -- July 20, 2006, New York State Theatre, NYC
Pilobolus - 'Prism', 'Gnomen', 'Sweet Purgatory'
by Cecly Placenti -- July 24, 2006, Joyce Theatre, New York
'Streetdance' - Myosung
by Lea Marshall -- August 7, 2006 - Assembly@George Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
Trey McIntyre Project
by Oksana Khadarina -- August 8, 2006, Filene Center at Wolf Trap, Vienna, Virginia
Bolshoi Ballet - 'Go for Broke', 'Pique Dame', 'Symphony in C
by Cassandra -- August 14-15, 2006, Royal Opera House, London
The Suzanne Farrell Ballet - 'Balanchine's Don Quixote'
by Kate Snedeker -- August 26, 2006, Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh
Ballet Nacional de Cuba - 'Don Quixote'
by Ana Abad-Carles -- September 5, 2006, Sadler's Wells, London
Zurich Ballet - 'In Den Winden Im Nichts'
by Kate Snedeker -- October 4, 2006, Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
George Piper Dances - 'Encore'
by Ana Abad-Carles -- October 4, 2006, Sadler's Wells, London
Akademi - Daredevas
by Cerise Andrews -- October 7 & 8, 2006
Smuin Ballet - 'Revealing the Bridge,' 'Shinju,' 'Obrigado, Brazil'
by Katie Rosenfeld -- October 14, 2006, Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco