Posts Tagged ‘danced’

TBT’s Nutcracker Arrives

Time for mistletoe-shoes for Texas Ballet Theater’s annual tradition.
December is Nutcracker time, and Texas Ballet Theater brings its big, plush production to Bass Performance Hall on Friday for a two-week run. Ballet Frontier presented a less ambitious but satisfying account of the popular holi...

Texas Ballet Theater’s Best

Along with TBT’s stellar Don Quixote, some pieces by Bruce Wood Dance Project also enlivened the weekend.
For lovers of story ballets, there’s none more entertaining than Don Quixote, at least the version created by Texas Ballet Theater director Ben Stevenson, which had its North Texas premiere last weekend in Bass Performance Ha...

Glass Toe Shoes

Big Ticket
Cinderella, her prince, and two “ugly” stepsisters highlight Texas Ballet Theater’s season-opening performances at Bass Performance Hall this weekend. Carolyn Judson will dance the title role in Cinderella, TBT director B...

Texas Dance Theatre Goes Hyper-Modern

Too much confusion marred the fledgling TDT’s latest performance.
Texas Dance Theatre brought its inaugural season to a close by offering a potpourri of Modern pieces last weekend at Scott Theater. They covered a lot of stylistic territory but weren’t all stellar.

A Turn (and Jump) for the Better

TBT’s Nutcracker has always been a pleasure but is a must-see this season.
From a humble American beginning at the San Francisco Ballet under war-rationing restrictions in 1944, The Nutcracker has become a national Christmas tradition, performed by seemingly every dance company in the country, every y...


Stage West gets ready to move into new digs and rediscover some lost energy.
In its 28 seasons, Stage West has offered a little bit of pretty much everything: regional premieres, regional and national debuts, sentimental favorites, you name it.


The battle lines on the turf of racial equality are clearly drawn in Jubilee Theatre’s Permanent Collection.
With recent controversies surrounding the so-called Jena Six and the Duke lacrosse team rape fiasco, it’s hard to think of a more timely play than Jubilee Theatre’s current, rough-rattling production of Thomas Gibbons’ Pe...


Recent dance programs by two local troupes hit different highs and lows.
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.


Texas Ballet Theater’s take on a classic fairytale gets high marks.
Lewis Carroll’s 1865 book The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland has been adapted a number of times in a number of ways, including dance — but not always well.

Shoestring Budget

Though underfunded, Metropolitan Classical Ballet proves with its latest outings that it can still tackle Russian repertory, no matter how elaborate.
Leonard Eureka
Every time Metropolitan Classical Ballet goes onstage, the Arlington-based, Russian-influenced company dances a fine line between ambition and reality. Co-directors Paul Mejia and Alexander Vetrov are tops in their fields and h...