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Review: Step Up Revolution

Review: Step Up Revolution

Abstractly beautiful
The ne plus ultra of “guilty pleasures,” the Step Up movies are willfully naive, awkward, and irresistible.
By PATRICK Z. MCGAVIN  |  July 26, 2012

Ballet Hispanico falls short

All three dances presented by Ballet Hispanico at the Cutler Majestic last weekend depended heavily on costume effects to convey their messages.
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  March 13, 2012
Preview - Haywire

Review: Haywire

Soderbergh phones it in
Despite some thrilling combat choreography executed with flair by MMA champ Gina Carano, Steven Soderbergh clearly phoned it in here. The barely-there plot involves Mallory (Carano), a double-crossed Black Ops agent who goes rogue in an uninteresting search for revenge.
By THOMAS PAGE MCBEE  |  January 24, 2012
Crazy Horse - preview

Review: Crazy Horse

Wiseman behind the scenes at a revered dance institution
In La Danse — The Paris Opera Ballet , Frederick Wiseman looked behind the scenes at a revered dance institution. In his new documentary he examines a dance institution of a different sort, the cabaret bar of the title, a Parisian pop-cultural icon and tourist mecca dedicated to artistically ambitious "nude chic" dancing.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 24, 2012
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A postmodern dance lineage sings

Forest forays
Brown's newest work, Les Yeux et l'âme , is a suite of dances from Jean-Philippe Rameau's opera Pygmalion , which Brown directed in Europe last year.
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  August 23, 2011
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Jonah Bokaer takes chances

Charting chaos
Bokaer didn't provide any grandiose program notes or play up the profound implications in his dances, but by the end of the performance we'd seen small transformations and beautiful visions, and even confronted big questions about control and randomness, civilization and nature.
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  August 09, 2011

Review: Musings on MSMT's Xanadu

The gods must be ’80s
For years now, the decade of the 1980s has been enjoying a curiously sustained wave of nostalgia.
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  July 27, 2011

Philadanco brings the funk

Ferocious euphoria
The four pieces on Philadanco's program last weekend at the Institute of Contemporary Art had different accouterments — musical, scenic, philosophical — but they still looked very much alike.
By MARCIA B.SIEGEL  |  March 17, 2011

Boston Conservatory does Graham and Limón; Doug Varone gets literary at the ICA

Heroes and civilians
One thing that distinguishes the early modern dancers from their contemporary descendants is idealism, or the lack of it.
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  March 25, 2011

Portland Ovations + Bates Dance Festival = Doug Varone choreography

A new work
In an unfavorable economic climate, what do choreographers need? They must have exceptional talent and skill, of course.
By JUNE VAIL  |  February 09, 2011

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