Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet

I just returned from BAM after attending one of Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet’s farewell performances. I had only recently discovered this tremendously talented company and it saddens me that they have decided to fold. I understand this company was founded and funded by a Walmart heiress, and that this troupe actually had health and dental insurance…

Nederlands Dans Theater 2

How do I describe this fabulous dance company? Each one of them had perfect balletic form and they often moved like restless urban creatures. Like zombies sometimes — especially in the very alien dance called Sara. Two of them even danced to a recording of Gertrude Stein reading her poem, If I Told Him: A…

Swan Lake

Last night I attended the Mariinsky Ballet’s performance of Swan Lake at BAM. Like most everyone I know, I have seen Swan Lake many times. This performance, however, is the one I will picture in my mind when I think of this ballet in the future. It was grand. Last night was the only performance…

Royal Danish Ballet: Principals and Soloists

Wednesday evening found me in one of those NYC dilemmas that our rich — sometimes exhausting — cultural options often present: I was glad to be where I was but also wished I could have been somewhere else at the same time. Where I was: a delightful performance by the principles and soloists of the…

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet

Last night I attended Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet’s 10th Anniversary Celebration performance at BAM. I thought the dancers were technically terrific and I really enjoyed the program. I was not crazy about how the cage panels were built (for the set design) because they seemed wobbly sometimes — however I like how they were used….

Lyon Opera Ballet: ni fleurs, ni ford-mustang

I attended Lyon Opera Ballet’s ni fleurs, ni ford-mustang last night at BAM and I felt sorry for the dancers when the curtain call came. It was obvious to me when I watched them move during the performance that they were talented. I may be in the minority, but I was intrigued by the slow,…