Catch up on dance reviews from various shows and performances in Los Angeles, Orange County, and New York.

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Balanchine’s Nutcracker: Bright New Era For Trademarked Ballet

Balanchine’s Nutcracker: Bright New Era For Trademarked Ballet

Once upon a time there was only one Nutcracker. That original production in 1892 for the St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theatre was a kind of pièce d’occasi...

A Suite of Dances - Credit: Paul Kolnik

Robbins A Suite of Dances Gets Informal Audition at Colburn School

Los Angeles was lucky to get a chance to see a rarely performed work from the Robbins opus last week. A Suite of Dances, a breezy and at times whimsic...

McGregor’s “Autobiography” - "3 Scenes" / Credit: Richard Davies

McGregor’s “Autobiography” Is An Unconventional Dance Spectacle

Choreographer Wayne McGregor likes to make hookups with science, technology, and collaborators. The result of that kind of broadly conceived and uncon...

Re:borN Interactive

An Evening for TWO: A date with Re:borN Interactive

There’s something exceedingly romantic about an intimate theater and an evening of entertainment. There’s a sense of community in the audience, and yo...

"'Moon&' Forges Faint Connections with Big Themes" SZALT review by Steven Woodruff

'Moon&' Forges Tenuous Connections with Big Themes

Evening length performances have been a regular feature of many small dance companies. They are an easy route to unifying thematically an evening of d...

ABT La Bayadère - Isabella Boylston and Jeffrey Cirio - photo by Rosalie O’Connor

ABT, La Bayadere, And The Temple Of Doom

Dance at the Music Center closed out its season last month with American Ballet Theatre’s La Bayadère. A classical war horse by Marius Petipa, it has...

National Choreographers Initiative 2018 - dancers Tess Lane and Isaac Jones - credit: Jazley Faith

NCI Gives Audiences a Unique Look at Choreographic Process

Dance choreography is high maintenance. Whereas a musician might keep his guitar close to his nightstand, or a painter might designate a corner of the...

LADP "BachStudies" - photo: Sergi Alexander

Collaborative Wealth Of La Dance Project On Display In Musco Center Premieres

LA Dance Project’s debut last weekend at Musco Center for the Arts capped a busy few weeks for the company following a series of performances at their...

Dancers in Jerome Bel's Gala

My Experience at Jerome Bel's Gala

by Andrew Henry When I discovered that I had won DancePlug’s contest and had a pair of tickets to see Jérôme Bel’s “Gala”, I was very excited. Now, I...

Invertigo Dance Theatre - photo by Joe Lambie

Second Annual Palm Springs Dance Festival Returns to Annenberg Theater

The second installment of the Palm Springs Dance Festival returns to its desert home next weekend, March 1 through 4, with performances at various Pal...

Malpaso Dance Company "Indomitable Waltz" photo by Judy Ondrey

Malpaso Dance Company Leaves the 'Cubanismo' in Cuba

The usual thrill of seeing Cuban companies is getting a straight shot of the cultural baggage that comes with them. But Cuba’s newest contemporary dan...

Ashley Shaw and Sam Archer: Bourne's "The Red Shoes"

“The Red Shoes” is Matthew Bourne’s Love Letter to Film and Dance

Of all Matthew Bourne’s works for New Adventures, many of which have been seen here in Los Angeles, The Red Shoes makes the best case for an ocean-goi...