Posts Tagged ‘dancers’

TBT’s Nutcracker Arrives

Time for mistletoe-shoes for Texas Ballet Theater’s annual tradition.
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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...


TBT’s Giselle: New Heights

Texas Ballet Theater puts on ethereal but visceral production of theRomantic ballet.
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Giselle, a Romantic ballet from the 1840s, travels from happiness to tragedy to a redemptive finale, leaving you moved and glowing rather than exhilarated by the end. Girl doesn’t get boy, as in many storybook ballets; rather...



Dance Flicks

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The Modern Art Museum and Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth have long been partners in a summer festival of modern dance, but this year’s version has a new element. Modern Film Fest 2011 is a selection of films from Lincoln Cente...


Texas Ballet Theater Digs In

TBT has a new headquarters but still no live music.
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It’s taken a while, but Texas Ballet Theater finally has quarters that allow it to rehearse in the same size space as the Bass Performance Hall stage, TBT’s main performing venue. The benefits were seen in season-opening pe...



Something Intangible Shines

Circle Theatre’s current production looks back on Walt Disney’s Fantasia.
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The story of the brilliant artist as raging egomaniac is an appealing one, probably because it allows us to see our worst character traits as somehow contributing to something creative in the world. Playwright Bruce Graham appa...


MCB is Back

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After a six-month absence, Metropolitan Classical Ballet is back with a four-ballet program Saturday at Texas Hall on the campus of University of Texas at Arlington. Guest dancers and returning principals from previous years wi...



Ballet Concerto’s Summer

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For the first time in 25 years, Ballet Concerto’s annual summer program will not include flamenco dancing. Instead, choreographer Luis Montero has created a major balletic setting of Medea for Margo Dean’s company. Michele ...


TBT Revives The Sleeping Beauty

Texas Ballet Theater’s only slightly marred productions were rousing overall.
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The Sleeping Beauty is a lot for any ballet company to chew on. It includes an enormous cast, many solos, lots of character dances, large ensembles, three changes of elaborate costumes over four acts, crowd scenes galore, and a...



Nutty

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It’s no secret that The Nutcracker‘s great box-office appeal is a fabulous boon for dance companies. In a recent newspaper interview, New York City Ballet director Peter Martins said that his company’s month-l...


Nutcracker Season

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Texas Ballet Theater begins its popular Nutcracker series at Bass Performance Hall on Friday and will continue on weekends through December 24. The company just completed a two-week run of the holiday classic at the new Winspea...