Sidra Bell Dance New York: Highlights Program Shows Company in its Best Light [REVIEW]

By Steve Sucato for CriticalDance.org In celebration of Sidra Bell Dance New York’s 20th Anniversary Season, company Founder/Artistic Director/Choreographer Sidra Bell put together a program of eleven excerpts from her works for the company since its founding in 2001. The highlights show, dubbed IN|REP, presented by Mutual Dance Theatre, strung together those excerpts without pause or intermission to create a finely curated, deep dive into Bell’s … Continue reading Sidra Bell Dance New York: Highlights Program Shows Company in its Best Light [REVIEW]

‘New Work for Goldberg Variations’: A Golden Evening of Music and Dance [REVIEW]

Pam Tanowitz Dance & Simmone DinnersteinNew Work for Goldberg VariationsMimi Ohio Theatre, Playhouse SquareCleveland, OhioMarch 19, 2022 By Steve Sucato The final performance (for the foreseeable future) of Pam Tanowitz Dance and Simmone Dinnerstein’s critically acclaimed New Work for Goldberg Variations took place this past Saturday night at Playhouse Square’s Mimi Ohio Theatre. The work, co-presented with Playhouse Square, was part of DANCECleveland’s 65th Anniversary … Continue reading ‘New Work for Goldberg Variations’: A Golden Evening of Music and Dance [REVIEW]

Spellbound Contemporary Ballet Opens First U.S. Tour with a Program Showing Brilliance but Lacking in Variety

Reviewed by Steve Sucato The old adage about too much of a good thing being undesirable was evident in the program Italy’s Spellbound Contemporary Ballet presented to open their first “official” U.S. tour at Cleveland’s Ohio Theatre at PlayhouseSquare Center. Without equivocation the 9-member troupe from Rome was breathtaking in artistic director/choreographer Mauro Astolfi’s exquisite contemporary ballet choreography for each of the works on the … Continue reading Spellbound Contemporary Ballet Opens First U.S. Tour with a Program Showing Brilliance but Lacking in Variety