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]

Grand Rapids Ballet’s ‘Extremely Close’, Extremely Good [REVIEW]

Grand Rapids Ballet – Extremely Close Peter Martin Wege Theatre Grand Rapids, MI April 12-14, 2019 Reviewed by Steve Sucato In the company’s first season under new artistic director James Sofranko, Grand Rapids Ballet appears to be continuing on the path of upward trajectory begun by former artistic director Patricia Barker now the director of The Royal New Zealand Ballet. The company’s program Extremely Close, … Continue reading Grand Rapids Ballet’s ‘Extremely Close’, Extremely Good [REVIEW]