Dance

(Dance Review) Vertigo Dance Company at Jacob’s Pillow, July 7, 2012

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Vertigo Dance Company Ted Shawn Theatre July 4-8, 2012 Review by Seth Rogovoy (BECKET, Mass., July 7, 2012) – Vertigo Dance Company’s Mana, a 50-minute non-stop performance that concludes its five-day run at Jacob’s Pillow today, is simply perfect and that to which all modern dance should aspire. It is complete, whole,…

(Dance Review) Chunky Move at MASS MoCA

MASS MoCA Chunky Move March 24, 2012 Review by Anna Rogovoy (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Australian contemporary dance company Chunky Move appeared at MASS MoCA over this past weekend in Connected, a collaborative work by sculptor Reuben Margolin and choreographer Gideon Obarzanek. Obarzanek, who has been the artistic director of Chunky Move since the company’s…

(Dance Review) American Ballet Theatre at Bard College

Herman Cornejo in Twyla Tharp's 'In the Upper Room' (photo by Gene Schiavone)

BARD COLLEGE Fisher Center American Ballet Theater November 5, 2011 Review by Anna Rogovoy (ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.) – American Ballet Theater (ABT) performed four different mixed-bill programs at the Fisher Center at Bard College this weekend, previewing their new season before an upcoming gala at New York City Center. ABT has received much press as of…

(Dance Review) Mark Morris Dance Group at Jacob’s Pillow

Mark Morris Dance Group in 'V' (photo Sharen Bradford)

JACOB’S PILLOW Mark Morris Dance Group Ted Shawn Theatre August 24-28, 2011 Review by Anna Rogovoy (BECKET, Mass.) – Mark Morris celebrates his 30th year as Artistic Director of Mark Morris Dance Group this year, an incredible achievement in the world of modern dance. The prolific Morris is the recipient of numerous awards and has…

(Dance Review) 3e étage at Jacob’s Pillow

Ludmila Pagliero and Takeru Coste of 3e Étage in 'Processes of Intricacy' (photo Cherylynn Tsushima)

Ludmila Pagliero and Takeru Coste of 3e Étage in ‘Processes of Intricacy’ (photo Cherylynn Tsushima) JACOB’S PILLOW 3e etage (Third Floor) Ted Shawn Theatre August 3-7, 2011 Review by Anna Rogovoy   (BECKET, Mass.) – The concept of 3e étage’s engagement at Jacob’s Pillow, a mixed bill of works which interweave to form a single…

(Dance Review) Big Dance Theater at Jacob’s Pillow

Pete Simpson and Tymberly Canale in Big Dance Theater's 'Supernatural Wife' (photo Christopher Duggan)

JACOB’S PILLOW Big Dance Theater Thursday, July 28, 2011 Review by Anna Rogovoy (BECKET, Mass.) – An hour-long work which lies somewhere in a liminal space between dance and theater, Supernatural Wife – enjoying its U.S. premiere in the Doris Duke Theater at Jacob’s Pillow through Sunday, July 31 — is delicately wrought and luminous.…

(Dance Review) Laboratory Dance Project at Jacob’s Pillow

LDP/Laboratory Dance Project in 'Are you happy to see me?' (photo Christopher Duggan)

LDP/Laboratory Dance Project in ‘Are you happy to see me?’ (photo Christopher Duggan) JACOB’S PILLOW Laboratory Dance Project (LDP) Wednesday, July 27, 2011 Review by Anna Rogovoy (BECKET, Mass.) –  In the mixed bill of three works that made up their Jacob’s Pillow debut [running through Sunday, July 31], Laboratory Dance Project (LDP) displayed a…

(Dance Review) zoe | juniper at Jacob’s Pillow

zoe | juniper in "A Crack in Everything" (photo Christopher Duggan)

JACOB’S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL zoe | juniper Doris Duke Theatre July 20, 2011 Review by Anna Rogovoy (BECKET, Mass.) – The Doris Duke Theatre at Jacob’s Pillow has been transformed, by way of white floor paneling, towering screens, powerful sounds, and eerie characters, into another world. Audience members filing in to take their seats are…

(Dance Review) DanzAbierta at Jacob’s Pillow

DanzAbierta's 'MalSon' (photo Antoine Tempe)

DanzAbierta’s ‘MalSon’ (photo Antoine Tempe) JACOB’S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL DanzAbierta Ted Shawn Theatre July 13-17, 2011 Review by Anna Rogovoy (BECKET, Mass., July 14, 2011) – In an engagement marking its highly anticipated U.S. debut, DanzAbierta, Cuba’s most significant contemporary dance ensemble, performed at Jacob’s Pillow last night. Comprised of five dancers, DanzAbierta was discovered…

(Dance Review) Louise Lecavalier at Jacob’s Pillow

Louise Lecavalier and Keir Knight in 'A Few Minutes of Lock' (photo Massimo Chiarradia)

Louise Lecavalier and Keir Knight in ‘A Few Minutes of Lock’ (photo Massimo Chiarradia) JACOB’S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL Doris Duke Theatre Louise Lecavalier July 14, 2011 Review by Anna Rogovoy (BECKET, Mass.) – Watching A Few Minutes of Lock, one falls under the impression that Louise Lecavalier is not susceptible to gravity. As she flings…