Cincinnati Ballet: Triumphant Bold Moves Festival [REVIEW]

Cincinnati BalletProcter & Gamble Hall at the Aronoff Center for the ArtsPittsburgh, PA May 21, 2022, afternoon and eveningBold Moves Festival Program 1: Petal, Nine Sinatra Songs, Minus 16Program 2: Children of the Passage (Dayton Contemporary Dance Company), Our Story (world premiere), Bolero Steve Sucato for CriticalDance.org For her last production as Cincinnati Ballet’s Artistic Director, Victoria Morgan programmed a mix of tried-and-true repertory favorites along with a new ballet by company dancer … Continue reading Cincinnati Ballet: Triumphant Bold Moves Festival [REVIEW]

Celebrated Choreographer Donald Byrd Talks about his New Work for Dancing Wheels and the National Physically Integrated Dance Festival [PREVIEW]

By Steve Sucato The National Physically Integrated Dance Festival: Beyond Barriers, Boundaries & Belief! brings together dancers with and without disabilities in a three-company, three-city tour beginning in Cleveland, this Friday, June 10 at Playhouse Square’s Allen Theatre. Conceived by the Dancing Wheels Company founding artistic director Mary Verdi-Fletcher, the nation’s oldest physically integrated dance company now in its 41st season, will host the first … Continue reading Celebrated Choreographer Donald Byrd Talks about his New Work for Dancing Wheels and the National Physically Integrated Dance Festival [PREVIEW]

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer Alexandra Kochis Reflects on her Career, her Swan Song Performance, and What’s Next

By Steve Sucato After a 27-years career as a professional dancer with the last 16 of those years spent at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre (PBT), beloved principal dancer Alexandra Kochis will take her final bow this Saturday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m., in a new version of Swan Lake by outgoing company Artistic Director Susan Jaffe. Kochis will dance the lead roles of Odette/Odile in the … Continue reading Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer Alexandra Kochis Reflects on her Career, her Swan Song Performance, and What’s Next