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Trey McIntyre at the Pillow
Are we in the midst of a dance boom?
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  August 27, 2008


Funny bones

Stockholm 59° North at the Pillow
It was the darkly comic offerings of Mats Ek in the middle, and the personable interpretations that gave the evening its distinction.
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  August 19, 2008


Words, words, words

Ammon Shea reads them all for you
Who would do such a thing?
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  August 11, 2008


Brideshead reinterpreted

The 2008 version goes its own way
“Excuse me, Mr. Waugh, did you see the new movie version of Brideshead Revisited ?”
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 23, 2008


Big Brown and the Triple Crown

Business as usual?
Horses may not talk, but money does.
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 11, 2008


Altar and ego

Mark Morris’s Dido and Aeneas
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 30, 2008


Sex and the City: The Movie

Can the hit-and-run half-hour TV format manage to stretch out to 135 minutes without resorting to obvious lessons about love and forgiveness?
What can I tell you about this eagerly awaited film sequel to the 1998–2004 HBO hit that doesn’t involve giving away the story?
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 28, 2008


Russian revel?

Looking ahead to Ballets Russes 2009
The Russians are coming!
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 23, 2008


Mastering the masterpieces

Boston Ballet takes on Balanchine, Tudor, and Tharp
It’s not exactly a trip down Memory Lane, but this weekend Boston Ballet is revisiting some pieces and choreographers it hasn’t performed in the Mikko Nissinen era.
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 21, 2008


Balancing act

Interview: Mikko Nissinen and Boston Ballet
It’s been quite a year for Boston Ballet.
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 14, 2008


Oscar winner?

The Lyric’s Importance of Being Earnest
The Lyric offers some sly, Wildean touches in a discreetly pruned, generally creditable production.
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 13, 2008


The Shakespeare mystery

Everything (almost) you wanted to know about Cardenio but were afraid to ask
What Shakespeare wrote and what he didn’t — even without bringing the Earl of Oxford into it — is one of literature’s most enduring and enjoyable mysteries.
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 07, 2008


Big pond, little pond

Swan Lake  in Boston and Providence
Swan Lake is ballet’s prima ballerina because, 131 years after its Moscow premiere, it’s still poised on pointe.
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 07, 2008


The Kirov's Balanchine at City Center
The end of a three-week, thousands-of-miles-from-home season is never the right time to assess a dance company.
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 12, 2008


Opera superstar 101

At 67, Plácido Dominingo makes his Boston concert Debut
Domingo put his arm around Martínez and whirled her around the stage, asking the audience to sing in their stead.
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 17, 2008


The First Saturday in May

Majesty and manure
Shot in the winter and spring of 2006, this down-to-earth documentary from John and Brad Hennegan follows half a dozen Kentucky Derby hopefuls.
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 16, 2008


Whither Wilder?

Valerie goes Down Under
This past week, the Australian Ballet announced that it has hired Wilder to be its new executive director.
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 16, 2008


Big in every way

‘El Greco to Velázquez’ at the MFA
Men in inky darkness. Men without women (save for the Blessed Virgin). Men in splendor, men in ecstasy, men without smiles. Men as saints but not as sinners.
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 15, 2008



The Russian National Ballet’s Beauty
The Sleeping Beauty  that I saw Sunday afternoon was better than that Swan Lake , but at a top price of $85 in a town with one of America’s best ballet companies, these visits remain a dodgy proposition.
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 09, 2008


Fools rush in

WGBH remakes A Room with a View
If you think Helena Bonham Carter, Julian Sands, Daniel Day-Lewis, Maggie Smith, Denholm Elliott, and Judi Dench are all hopelessly overrated, then WGBH/ITV has your TV movie.
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 09, 2008
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