Monthly Archives: April 2008

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet: Winter Season

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet’s mission statement in its programme booklet says one of their goals is to present “international artists less known to American audiences” and this they have done magnificently for a number of seasons now, the only exception … Continue reading

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Stars of the 21st Century at the New York State Theater

Nadia Veselova-Tencer assembled another fine cast for her annual gala which showcases some of the ballet world’s brightest stars. Of particular note was Daniil Simkin of the Vienna State Opera Ballet. He sparkled in Ben Van Cauwenbergh’s Les Bourgeois, a … Continue reading

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Ballet de Monterrey: Jorge Amarante’s Grapatango

Permit me to wax rhapsodic about Ballet de Monterrey, a company from Mexico, which recently performed Jorge Amarante’s wonderful ballet Grapatango. For so long I’ve been disappointed by choreographers who make use of tango—or tango-esque—music, and purport to draw on … Continue reading

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