Improved Cleveland Ballet Shines in ‘The Nutcracker’ [REVIEW]

Cleveland BalletThe NutcrackerPlayhouse Square – Connor Palace TheatreCleveland, OHDecember 3-5, 2021 By Steve Sucato Cleveland’s premier The Nutcracker production by the Cleveland Ballet returned once again to Playhouse Square December 3-5 after a yearlong hiatus because of the global pandemic. The annual production that regularly plays to sold-out audiences, was performed for the first time at the larger Connor Palace Theatre. In doing so, the … Continue reading Improved Cleveland Ballet Shines in ‘The Nutcracker’ [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]

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]