BalletMet’s Triple Bill of World Premiere Ballets Finds Beauty in Strange Situations

BalletMet Columbus – Innovations BalletMet Performance Space Columbus, OH October 24 – November 8, 2014 Reviewed by Steve Sucato One thing is clear about Edwaard Liang’s first full season as artistic director BalletMet Columbus; the honeymoon period with him as new director shows no signs of being over. On the heels of this past September’s landmark production of Twisted, Liang and company have kept the … Continue reading BalletMet’s Triple Bill of World Premiere Ballets Finds Beauty in Strange Situations

One misstep aside, Contemporary Choreographers is a strong program

Reviewed by Steve Sucato Emotionally powerful and thrilling was the ultimate effect of this past Sunday’s performance of Conservatory Dance Company’s Contemporary Choreographers program. The annual production showcases works by some of today’s best choreographers and talented up-and-comers. This year’s, however, began with a disappointing performance of David Morse’s “BWV 1063.” Set to vibrant music by J.S. Bach, the neoclassical ballet for 19 female dancers on … Continue reading One misstep aside, Contemporary Choreographers is a strong program

Broken Hearts and Broken Minds Highlight GroundWorks’ Emotionally Penetrating Fall Program

GroundWorks dancers in Johannes Wieland’s wait. now. go. now. Photo by Mark Horning. GroundWorks DanceTheater – Fall Program October 24-25, 2014 Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare Cleveland, OH Reviewed by Steve Sucato Whoever coined the phrase “bigger is better” could not have accounted for what Cleveland-based GroundWorks DanceTheater has been able to accomplish with just five dancers.  In its 16th season the tiny troupe led by … Continue reading Broken Hearts and Broken Minds Highlight GroundWorks’ Emotionally Penetrating Fall Program