Posts Tagged ‘dance’

Playthings No More

Both MCB and TBT deliver rousing renditions of the holiday classic, the Nutcracker.
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Two major Nutcrackers come our way each December, in addition to the countless studio versions that dot the landscape.


Fairies and Feet

Leonard Eureka
December is Nutcracker time, and right on schedule, Texas Ballet Theater presents three weekends of the popular Christmas classic, beginning Friday in Bass Performance Hall. Artistic director Ben Stevenson inherited the luxurio...



Balletic Summit

Big Ticket
This week, Metropolitan Classical Ballet switches from Russian to American dance. From exploring the Bolshoi tradition in Creation of the World last time around, the company now tries on the choreography of George Balanchine an...


A Tiara for TBT

There’s nothing sleepy about this Beauty.
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Of Tchaikovsky’s three great ballets — Nutcracker, Swan Lake, and Sleeping Beauty — the last is the most engaging, some would argue his best. The Russian composer reveled in giving life to fantasy, and the fairy tale of a...



Great ‘Beauty’

Big Ticket
Texas Ballet Theater takes a giant leap into the classics with four performances of Tchaikovsky’s colossal Sleeping Beauty this weekend in Bass Performance Hall. Heavy-duty dancing and costly scenic demands create a more lavi...


Wood Builds a Cabin

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Choreographer Bruce Wood opens major shows in Fort Worth and Dallas this week, giving his creative energies an extra stretch. His Bruce Wood Dance Company starts its 11th season Monday, in Bass Performance Hall, and Lyric Stage...



Same Old Steps

Kristian Lin
It’s August, which means that Hollywood has finished putting out its big summer blockbusters and is giving us toaster leavings such as Step Up to kill time before the Oscar contenders come prancing out in the fall. Now would ...