Boston Ballet Celebrates Dancing Again in Stylistically Diverse, ‘reSTART’ [REVIEW]

Boston BalletreSTARTDigital ProductionOctober 28- November 7, 2021 By Steve Sucato Kicking off Boston Ballet’s 2021-22 virtual season, reSTART was a bit of a throwback to the type of programming many dance companies offered up during the early part of the global COVID-19 pandemic. It featured the company dancing outdoors and in the studio, along with a previously recorded performance in South Korea by company dancers … Continue reading Boston Ballet Celebrates Dancing Again in Stylistically Diverse, ‘reSTART’ [REVIEW]

Within RNZB’s Dystopian ‘The Firebird’ Ballet lies a Cautionary Tale [REVIEW]

Royal New Zealand BalletThe FirebirdDigital Stage ProductionAugust 27 – September 6, 2021 Reviewed by Steve SucatoLike a Greta Thunberg nightmare future come to life, Royal New Zealand Ballet choreographer-in-residence Loughlan Prior’s new production of The Firebird for the company, depicts a future where humans have destroyed the earth’s environment to the point of reducing the species to Mad Max-like movie characters that roam a barren … Continue reading Within RNZB’s Dystopian ‘The Firebird’ Ballet lies a Cautionary Tale [REVIEW]

Apocalyptic Winter of Discontent

Louisville Ballet – The Rite of SpringStreaming Digital PerformanceApril 22 – May 31, 2021 Reviewed by Steve Sucato A frozen post-apocalyptic world where a seeded band of humans battle a viral plague to survive. That’s the plot of Louisville Ballet resident choreographer Andrea Schermoly’s re-interpretation of Vaslav Nijinsky’s ballet The Rite of Spring. Part of Louisville Ballet’s all-digital 2020-21 Season of Illumination, the ballet art … Continue reading Apocalyptic Winter of Discontent