Dance and Visual Art Combine Superbly in Grand Rapids Ballet’s Season Opener [REVIEW]

Grand Rapids BalletOff the CanvasDigital Stage ProductionOctober 17-31, 2021 By Steve Sucato The opening production in Grand Rapids Ballet’s 2021-2022 virtual season, Off the Canvas, was a filmed version of the triple bill presented live by the company, October 15-17 & 22 at their Peter Martin Wege Theatre. In partnership with SALT Creative Production Studio, the productions featuring the works of three contemporaries of GRB artistic … Continue reading Dance and Visual Art Combine Superbly in Grand Rapids Ballet’s Season Opener [REVIEW]

Cleveland Ballet’s Condensed Don Q is a Keeper [REVIEW]

Cleveland BalletDon QuixotePlayhouse Square – Mimi Ohio TheatreCleveland, OhioOctober 15-16, 2021 By Steve Sucato A Don Quixote for a modern audience is how Cleveland Ballet artistic director Gladisa Guadalupe described the 7-year-old company’s new paired-down ballet production. In it, Miguel de Cervantes’s familiar Don Quixote tale was delivered in 2-acts instead of the traditional 3 or 4 acts often used. Guadalupe’s interpretation, with choreography after … Continue reading Cleveland Ballet’s Condensed Don Q is a Keeper [REVIEW]

Strife Inspired Art: CORNINGWORKS’ ‘the other shoe’ [REVIEW]

CORNINGWORKSThe Glue Factory Project – the other shoeThe New Hazlett TheaterPittsburgh, PAOctober 20-24, 2021 Reviewed by Steve Sucato Adding their voices to the endless stream of political and social discourse seemingly dominated by polarizing rhetoric and the ramblings of boorish pundits and outright loons, dancemaker Beth Corning along with co-creator, Kay Cummings offered up a more civil deep dive into the complexities of several of … Continue reading Strife Inspired Art: CORNINGWORKS’ ‘the other shoe’ [REVIEW]