Posts Tagged ‘dance’

Footloose

Recent dance programs by two local troupes hit different highs and lows.
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Metropolitan Classical Ballet came to grief with two new ballets at Bass Performance Hall last weekend, but Ballet Concerto’s Summer Dance Concert in Trinity Park ended as dance entertainment at its best.


Oh, God! Book II

The Lord may save our souls, but neither He nor Steve Carell can save Evan Almighty.
Kristian Lin
The biggest laugh in the 2003 comedy Bruce Almighty didn’t come from the movie’s star, Jim Carrey.



Playin’ with the Band

Big Ticket
Metropolitan Classical Ballet brings the dance season to a close this weekend with a double bill of new works by company co-directors Paul Mejia and Alexander Vetrov.


Death in Dallas

Big Ticket
Ben Stevenson’s first major new ballet in several years will be unveiled at the Majestic Theater in Dallas this weekend.



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

Big Ticket
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...