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Alvin Ailey leaves us in a daze

Dance Dance Revelations
Anyone who has seen them — dance enthusiast or not — can tell you that Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is a feverish love poem to the human body.
By CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  April 30, 2012

Review: Alvin Ailey's Revelations headed to PPAC

Heart, spirit, and soul
Over the years, choreographers and dance companies have been feted in many ways, but there has never been another dance piece that inspired not only a US postage stamp and a US Senate resolution and a special Barbie doll!
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  May 04, 2011

Happy returns

Boston Ballet’s Coppélia , Alvin Ailey at the Wang
George Balanchine didn’t go in for productions of the old classic ballets.
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  April 20, 2010

High stepping

Dancing with the stars
The heavy-hitter repertory shows this season come from ALVIN AILEY and GEORGE  BALANCHINE . But why not welcome spring by taking a chance on fresh experiences as well?
By DEBRA CASH  |  March 11, 2010

Sunday school

Ronald K. Brown at the ICA
Ronald K. Brown’s flamboyant choreography comes with a big serving of spirituality.
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  October 21, 2009

Golden years

Alvin Ailey at the Opera House
The last thing I had in mind when I went to the Opera House Tuesday was raining on Alvin Ailey's parade — particularly since the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, which he founded in 1959, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year while making its 41st annual Celebrity Series appearance in Boston.
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 06, 2009


Philadanco at the ICA
The four pieces on the program that Philadanco brought for its Boston debut last weekend at the Institute for Contemporary Art were all-dance numbers showcasing a troupe of highly polished, supercharged dancers.  
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  November 18, 2008

Steps . . . and more steps

Boston Conservatory and BoSoma make dance work hard
Martha Graham’s Steps in the Street doesn’t look anything like a dance of the 21st century, but at the end of Boston Conservatory’s fall program last weekend it fit right in.
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  November 17, 2008

Pas de divorce

Opera House captures Boston Ballet’s heart
It’s been a roller-coaster six weeks at Boston Ballet.
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 02, 2008

Finding a voice

Battleworks at the ICA
Closer inspection, however, shows a choreographer making a series of perplexing musical choices that don’t always serve him well.
By DEBRA CASH  |  February 29, 2008

Trailing Ailey

The Groove at the Wang
Neither the Ailey company nor The Groove ’s choreographer, Camille A. Brown, acknowledged these roots.
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  February 12, 2008

Dancing in the year of the Rat

Flamenco, funk, and Boston Ballet hit the boards
If you’re hot for Victoria’s Secret ads and addicted to Dancing with the Stars, Tango Fire will be right up your alley.
By DEBRA CASH  |  December 26, 2007

Converging streams

Ailey does Ailey and Tharp, plus Caitlin Corbett
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater offered two milestones in the development of contemporary dance during its annual Celebrity Series visit to the Wang Theatre last week.
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  May 01, 2007

Terpsichore’s delight

The joys of spring dance
Traveling troupes and local dancemakers spring up around the Boston area this season.
By DEBRA CASH  |  March 13, 2007

Drama dance

Complexions at the Tsai Center
Half a century ago something known as dance drama occupied a large part of the modern-dance repertory.
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  February 06, 2007

Dancing across the city

Between the opening of the new ICA and Bank of America's de-funding of Celebrity Series, will Boston be a city on the move or on the make in 2007?
The ICA’s Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater, with its sprung wood dance floor and wrap-around windows framing the harbor, is positioned to become Boston dance’s most significant venue.
By DEBRA CASH  |  December 27, 2006

Ordered steps

Ronald K. Brown at the Majestic
“I will not move without Your consent,” swears the text at the heart of Ronald K. Brown’s 2005 work Order My Steps.
By DEBRA CASH  |  December 05, 2006

Monuments and miniatures

Bernstein at Harvard; Central Square weekend
Harvard University’s Music Department and the Office for the Arts celebrated Leonard Bernstein’s work last weekend with “Boston to Broadway,” a festive symposium surrounded by exhibitions and concerts.
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  October 17, 2006

Lambarena redux

Pacific Northwest Ballet and Choreftes at JP, plus BB 2006 – 2007 and a DVD surprise
All summer long I’ve had the phrase “Do the Lambarena” running through my head, as if it were a dance craze, like the la-dee-dah or the lambada.
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  August 23, 2006

Speed angels

Alvin Ailey motors on
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is like a car company that’s developed such a perfect product, there’s no way to make a better one.
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  May 02, 2006

Spring boards

From baseball to Shakespeare to male swans
As the winter wind makes fast tracks, it leaves a burgeoning crop of ancient masterpieces, world premieres, farces, and musicals to blossom come April.
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  March 10, 2006

Spring break

The best of what's to come in March, April & May
Spring rules
By WILL SPITZ  |  March 09, 2006

Master movers

Mark Morris and Ronald K. Brown head to RIC  
Rhode Island audiences have long been treated to national caliber dance troupes in Rhode Island College’s Performing Arts Series.
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  February 01, 2006

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