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Maude Baum and Company Dance Theatre

by The Staff November 6, 2014

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  This weekend, it’s time for Maude Baum and Company Dance Theatre’s ever-renewing program Brave New Dances. New choreographies will be performed as works-in-progress, with post-performance discussions between the audience and artists. This year’s program includes ...

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Abraham.in.Motion

by The Staff October 17, 2014

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  Jacob’s Pillow the venue may be closed for the season, but Jacob’s Pillow the arts organization has joined forces with MASS MoCA to bring Kyle Abraham’s Abraham.in.Motion company to North Adams this weekend. MacArthur “Genius” Fellow ...

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Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company

by The Staff August 29, 2014

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  All this week, the Hyde Collection has been hosting a workshop for young dancers presented by members of the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company. On Sunday, the “culmination of the students’ work” will be a performance ...

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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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Circa

by The Staff July 24, 2014

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  The times have changed: One dance critic has pronounced that “Circa has reinvented circus the way Cique du Soleil did decades ago . . . but the young company is way cooler.” You can judge for ...

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Bolshoi Ballet

by The Staff July 24, 2014

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  The Bolshoi Ballet will make their SPAC debut this week with four performances of Don Quixote on the amphitheater stage. The legendary Russian company will be accompanied by a full orchestra (which The New York Times ...

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MOMIX

by The Staff July 17, 2014

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  Can it really be 33 years since Moses Pendleton founded MOMIX, the shape-shifting troupe of “dancer-illusionists?” Yes, it can, and over the course of three decades MOMIX has built up a formidable repertoire of choreography. When ...

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Unreal Hip-Hop

by The Staff June 19, 2014

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  This show, featuring “hip-hop’s supernovas,” is a Jacob’s Pillow exclusive, and the performers and program are exciting and imaginative. The all-women Decadancetheatre will perform 4, their reimagining/reinterpretation of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. B-girl “extraordinaire” Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie ...

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Aszure Barton & Artists

by The Staff February 20, 2014

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  Choreographer-dancer Aszure Barton and her company, Aszure Barton & Artists, are coming to the Egg this Saturday night, and will likely generate enough heat to melt even this frozen hell. Barton’s work has been described by ...

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Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company

by The Staff November 20, 2013

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  If you haven’t checked out the Michael Oatman and Ken Ragsdale-curated An Armory Show at the Opalka Gallery, you’re missing out. And this Sunday afternoon is the perfect opportunity to check it out, when the ...

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Brave New Dances

by The Staff November 6, 2013

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  Brave New Dances—performances of works-in-progress by Maude Baum and Company Dance Theatre—are an Albany tradition. But it’s a tradition that remains fresh because of an ever-evolving format and the continual introduction of new ideas. This weekend ...

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Mystic India

by The Staff October 31, 2013

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  What could possibly be more vibrant and exciting than a production number in a Bollywood musical? You could experience that production number live, on stage, at Proctors tomorrow (Friday) night. Mystic India is a visually dazzling ...

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Camille Brown & Dancers

by The Staff October 25, 2013

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  Camille Brown & Dancers begin the Egg’s dance performance series tomorrow (Friday) night with a tragicomic look back at African-American performance and humor. Inspired by Spike Lee’s film Bamboozled, the scope of Mr. TOL E. ...

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Shen Wei Dance Arts

by The Staff October 24, 2013

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  Presented in partnership with Jacob’s Pillow, Shen Wei Dance Arts—who, you may recall, made quite a splash at the opening of the Beijing Olympics—will perform twice this weekend at MASS MoCA. This is in conjunction ...

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Let’s Get Physical

by Molly Eadie August 7, 2013

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  What if next time you suit up for a date, you trade your nice shoes for sneakers, dispense with the makeup, skip the wine but grab a water bottle, and fuel up on a granola ...

MOMIX

by The Staff August 1, 2013

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  SPAC continues their innovative dance programming tonight with MOMIX. In Botanica, the renowned dance company will combine “elements of dance, theater and cinema to create spellbinding, larger-than-life images from the natural world.” Writing of Botanica, a ...

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Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

by The Staff July 18, 2013

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  SPAC’s varied summer dance season continues this week with three shows featuring the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. The widely praised company doesn’t have a resident choreographer, but performs works by a variety of choreographers. An Ann ...

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New York City Ballet

by The Staff July 3, 2013

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  The New York City Ballet return this week for another short-but-stellar residency at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Opening night is Tuesday; both Tuesday and Wednesday they will present a mixed repertoire that includes the Tchaikovsky ...

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Shen Yun

by The Staff May 8, 2013

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  Shen Yun is what could safely be described as a “really big show.” There are platoons of dancers, video projection, and a live orchestra, all dedicated to bringing to life 5,000 years of Chinese cultural traditions. ...

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Pilobolus

by The Staff April 18, 2013

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  Pilobolus are a modern dance troupe who have been around long enough—since 1971, specifically—to be called “venerable.” Yet they remain fresh, searching out new ideas and collaborations. Last year, for example, they were Grammy nominated ...

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Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal

by The Staff February 28, 2013

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  The acclaimed Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal company return to Western Massachusetts this weekend for two shows at MASS MoCA. The company won raves when they performed at Jacob’s Pillow in 2010; the Times Union’s ...

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Brian Brooks Moving Company

by The Staff February 6, 2013

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  When the Brian Brooks dance company premiered Big City, the showpiece work of Friday night’s performance at the Egg, at last spring’s Gotham Dance Festival, the critical reactions were revealing. One saw the everyday hustle ...

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Motionhouse

by The Staff January 31, 2013

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  Proctors’ Mainstage will become a staging ground for “highly physical dance theater” this Saturday evening when the Motionhouse dance company bring their production Scattered to town. Our relationship with water and water’s place in the ...

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So You Think You Can Dance Tour 2012

by The Staff November 15, 2012

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  There is a place for reality TV shows in which appalling people do amusing things; everyone likes a nice train wreck. But the most engaging reality shows involve talent and skill—and we don’t mean a ...

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4Walls

by The Staff November 15, 2012

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  Dancer, choreographer and multimedia artist Ralph Lemon will bring his latest work, 4Walls, to one of the EMPAC studios this weekend. According to the program notes, it’s a live, multimedia dance installation that “provides four ...

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