Grand Rapids Ballet’s Contemporary ‘Midsummer’ Ballet a Glowing Success

Grand Rapids Ballet Company A Midsummer Night’s Dream Peter Martin Wege Theatre Grand Rapids, MI May 9-18, 2014 Reviewed by Steve Sucato In keeping with Grand Rapids Ballet Company’s penchant for contemporary reinterpretations of story ballet classics that has included updated productions of Romeo & Juliet and Swan Lake, the world premiere of choreographer Olivier Wevers’ A Midsummer Night’s Dream May 9 at Grand Rapids’ Peter Martin … Continue reading Grand Rapids Ballet’s Contemporary ‘Midsummer’ Ballet a Glowing Success

Radacovsky’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’ a triumph for Grand Rapids Ballet Company

Reviewed by Steve Sucato Re-envisioning Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet must be a little like trying to re-envision the act of breathing. The story is so ingrained in popular culture that any retelling automatically carries with it the burden of knowing expectation. Despite this, seemingly every dance season another choreographer adds their dance interpretation to the bountiful “Romeo & Juliet’s” already out there. Choreographer Mario Radacovsky took a contemporary … Continue reading Radacovsky’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’ a triumph for Grand Rapids Ballet Company