Posts Tagged ‘swan’

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 2 It’s a great week if you’re a John Adams fan. The composer’s delightful The Chairman Dances is being played by Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra, and the opera that inspired that piece, Nixon in China, will be shown ...


Oscar’s Hidden Gold

And the Oscar goes to … that guy. An analysis of the awards’ not-so-major categories.
KRISTIAN LIN
Welcome to my fourth annual look at the mid-major categories of the annual Academy Awards (to be televised Sunday) It’s my way of pointing out who did the best work last year in these aspects of filmmaking that immeasurably a...



Black Swan: Danse Macabre

This ain’t The Nutcracker. Natalie Portman pirouettes into madness.
KRISTIAN LIN
Black Swan closely observes the world of high culture, and yet its thrills are distinctly, trashily lowbrow. That’s a difficult balancing act to pull off, but this movie does it with all kinds of skill and emerges as both one...


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...



Death Becomes Them

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


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.



Foot Faddish

Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella outshines his former company’s trendy, modern approach.
Stage
When Ben Stevenson left his long-time directing job with Houston Ballet four years ago to join Texas Ballet Theater, he brought along with him … Houston Ballet?