Posts Tagged ‘dancers’

Behind Your Ballet

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Like all nonprofit performing arts institutions, Texas Ballet Theater has its hobgoblins to battle: meeting projected attendance figures, coming in under budget, generating new fans and potential donors – all part of the ...


Red Stars

Big Ticket
Guest dancers in gala showstopping performance pieces will highlight Metropolitan Classical Ballet’s season-closing program, An Evening with the Stars, Saturday in Bass Performance Hall.



Northern Exposure

Big Ticket
Last week may have been the Denton Arts & Jazz Fest, but this week UNT is offering even more interesting events for our readers up north or for downtowners who might want to head over there.


A Turn (and Jump) for the Better

TBT’s Nutcracker has always been a pleasure but is a must-see this season.
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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...



Colors

The battle lines on the turf of racial equality are clearly drawn in Jubilee Theatre’s Permanent Collection.
Kultur
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...


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.



Death Becomes Them

Mozart’s Requiem isn’t all gloomy in TBT’s hands, er, feet.
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In his six years with Texas Ballet Theater, artistic director Ben Stevenson has led the company back from the abyss.


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...



Lost in thought and balletic reverie

Kultur
To a lot of viewers and critics, the title Lost has become a bad pun on the show itself.


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.