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New Chamber Ballet: Equal Treatment for Musicians

It hardly seems fair, tucking ballet orchestras down in a pit, given how crucial their contribution is. For a more sensitive, equal treatment of dancer and musician, look to New Chamber Ballet where musicians are given their due.

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New Chamber Ballet

Miro Magloire’s presentations, given in the elegant studios of New York’s City Center, feature finely crafted choreography, excellent musicians, some compositions written expressly for the evening’s dances, simple, tasteful costuming, and welltrained dancers. It’s as though Magloire is not just … Continue reading

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Miro Magloire’s New Chamber Ballet

Miro Magloire, artistic director of New Chamber Ballet, presents dances in a low-tech format. The studios at City Center are elegant, but they are studios nonetheless: folding chairs, no lighting effects, no curtain. He compensates by presenting well-trained dancers and … Continue reading

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Buglisi Dance Theatre: Requiem

Buglisi Dance Theatre
Baryshnikov Arts Center
New York City

In Requiem, Jacqulyn Buglisi is like a painter daubing at various colours on a palette, mixing together just the right combination of mottled, leafy patterns of light, Gabriel Faure’s Requiem, and seven of her women swathed in long dresses. The gowns create a gentle riot of gold and russet…

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