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Russian Fireworks

by Lynn Hasselbarth July 31, 2014

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  Saratoga Performing Arts Center pulled out all the stops on Tuesday night for the opening performance of the Bolshoi Ballet’s Don Quixote. With only three cities on their U.S. tour, the company was welcomed with ...

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Love Ache

by Lynn Hasselbarth July 24, 2013

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  With a wave of cutting edge choreography being presented throughout the Capital Region this summer, one might wonder whether the age of full-length classical works is a thing of the past. However, if you ask ...

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Underground Emotions

by Lynn Hasselbarth July 10, 2013

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  A man in a suit enters the performance space, the sound of his footsteps magnified along with the steady droning of distant traffic. A row of ground-level headlights suddenly illuminates across the back of the ...

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Difficult Forever

by B.A. Nilsson July 10, 2013

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  We begin with the final Sacrificial Dance--but who is the chosen victim? A large ghost light hangs over the stage as the performers enter—15 of them—in the throes of what seems an almost involuntary passion, ...

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Dance and Dreams

by Lynn Hasselbarth August 23, 2012

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Last Saturday, while the Brazilian artists of Compagnie Käfig impressed audiences in the Ted Shawn Theater, Jacob’s Pillow’s Doris Duke Theater was home to the New York City-based Liz Gerring Dance Company, offering the dramatic ...

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Still Vital

by Lynn Hasselbarth April 20, 2011

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Steeped in the history of American modern dance, while still making freshly creative pieces, the Paul Taylor Dance Company, now in its 56th season, is surprisingly relevant. Saturday evening’s performance at the Egg represented both ...

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