Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre: ‘Season Premiere’ [REVIEW]

Pittsburgh Ballet TheatreBenedum CenterPittsburgh, PAOctober 23, 2021Season Premiere Program: Petal, Grand Pas Classique, Through the Window (world premiere), Diamonds Steve Sucato To kick off its 2021-22 dance season and the return to in-theater performances, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre presented the mixed repertory production Season Premiere with the PBT Orchestra. It was the first offering in artistic director Susan Jaffe’s inaugural season of programming (postponed by the pandemic) and made good on … Continue reading Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre: ‘Season Premiere’ [REVIEW]

Charlotte Ballet: Celebrating 50 years / Stuart, Pite, Caniparoli, Aiello [REVIEW]

Reviewed by Steve Sucato Charlotte Ballet’s 50th Anniversary Celebration program, delayed from 2020 because of the global pandemic, was worth the wait. The final production for outgoing artistic director Hope Muir (now artistic director at the National Ballet of Canada), the program cast a wide net in terms of audience tastes, with four topflight works that not only celebrated the company’s past, but also how … Continue reading Charlotte Ballet: Celebrating 50 years / Stuart, Pite, Caniparoli, Aiello [REVIEW]

There’s Lots to Love about A.I.M’s ‘An Untitled Love’ [REVIEW]

A.I.M by Kyle AbrahamAn Untitled LoveMimi Ohio Theatre at Playhouse SquareCleveland, OHNovember 6, 2021 Reviewed by Steve Sucato Making their Cleveland debut Saturday night, A.I.M by Kyle Abraham performed the MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellowship recipient’s latest evening-length dance theater work An Untitled Love. Presented by DANCECleveland in collaboration with Tri-C Performing Arts, the work took inspiration from Abraham’s youth in Pittsburgh and the loving relationships … Continue reading There’s Lots to Love about A.I.M’s ‘An Untitled Love’ [REVIEW]