Ballet Hispánico’s All-Female Choreographers Program Struck All The Right Chords

Ballet Hispánico Playhouse Square’s Ohio Theatre Cleveland, OH November 10-11, 2018 Reviewed by Steve Sucato Co-presented by DANCECleveland and Cuyahoga Community College, Ballet Hispánico’s triple-bill of works by Hispanic female choreographers struck all the right chords Saturday, November 10 at Playhouse Square’s Ohio Theatre. The New York-based company, last in Cleveland in 2009, showed its versatility and popular appeal beginning with Colombian-Belgian choreographer Annabelle Lopez … Continue reading Ballet Hispánico’s All-Female Choreographers Program Struck All The Right Chords

Texture Contemporary Ballet’s New Season begins with ‘Life, Love, & Jazz’

By Steve Sucato Pittsburgh’s “other” professional ballet company, Texture Contemporary Ballet, opens its fourth home season July 17-20 at the New Hazlett Theater with four performances of Life, Love, & Jazz. The program features three world premieres that continue the company’s winning formula of pairing contemporary ballet styles with popular music to create moving, vibrant and energetic ballets. Such works have captivated audiences here and on … Continue reading Texture Contemporary Ballet’s New Season begins with ‘Life, Love, & Jazz’

Neuroscience and the Age of Enlightenment come together in Wayne McGregor/Random Dance’s ‘Far’

By Steve Sucato Dancemakers have always sought to take the art form in new directions. Developing new techniques and styles, pushing the boundaries of what is considered dance … and even, in recent decades, beginning to view dance as “creative science.” Choreographer Elizabeth Streb, for instance, has worked with engineers at MIT to find new ways of testing the human body’s physical limitations, while choreographer … Continue reading Neuroscience and the Age of Enlightenment come together in Wayne McGregor/Random Dance’s ‘Far’