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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #19: ‘A Look Back at Dance in...

For reasons that continue to surprise me, 2015 was a relatively light dance-going year for me. That said, I managed to take in nearly...

Moscow Ballet’s ‘Great Russian Nutcracker’ at Strathmore

The anticipation before the start of a show is always palpable to friends, family, and performers alike. I sat in the Music Center at...

‘The Nutcracker’ at Metropolitan Ballet Theatre

As a fan of dance and ballet, I have seen a number of professional productions of The Nutcracker over the years, but this particular...

‘The Nutcracker’ at Ballet Theatre of Maryland at Maryland Hall for...

A sure sign the holiday season is in full swing is the annual return of classic ballet, Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. It is almost as iconic...

‘The Nutcracker’ at The Washington Ballet at The Warner Theatre

Resplendent visions of sugarplums danced both on the Warner Theatre stage and in the heads of hundreds of hardy multi-generational audience members Friday evening when the Washington...

Spine: JOY and Twyla Tharp’s 50th Anniversary Tour

Twyla Tharp's 50th Anniversary Tour came to the Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theatre last night. Four pieces: two short "Fanfares," a Preludes and Fugues, and...

The Suzanne Farrell Ballet: ‘Balanchine, Béjart, and the Bard’ at The...

Suzanne Farrell – still fairest of them all From the early 1960s until the late 1980s (except for a five-year escape to Belgium), Suzanne Farrell...

Bowen McCauley Dance 20th Anniversary Celebration at Dance Place

Bowen McCauley Dance is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary season with a four-piece retrospective. All choreographed by Lucy Bowen McCauley, the opening number takes...

‘Latin Heat’ at The Washington Ballet

Latin Heat does what the Washington Ballet does best: spotlight its dancers’ strengths and individual personalities. However, Latin Heat also illumines the WSB unhinged and unrestrained....

In the Moment: BalletNova Center for Dance Presents A Global Dance...

BalletNova Center for Dance will present a Global Dance Showcase, featuring ethnic dance companies from around the DC metro region.  The performances will be held...

Ardani Artists Presents: Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg: ‘Rodin’ at The...

Boris Eifman is a choreographer critics love to hate and audiences simply love. In fact, in his 2011 opus, Rodin, detailing the loves of...

‘Tour-de-Force: Serenade’ at The Washington Ballet at The Kennedy Center

The dancers, dusted in long, white tulle, reflect—shells on a dark beach. It is an opening, a closing, a commencement, an ending. Arms raise....

‘Cinderella’ (‘La Cenerentola’) at Washington National Opera #1 (Isabel Leonard)

Every spring, the Washington National Opera launches a family friendly show in time for their M&M'S® Opera in the Outfield, and this year they...

ALICE (in wonderland) at The Washington Ballet at The Kennedy Center

The Washington Ballet's performance of ALICE (in wonderland) is delightful for someone like me who is not a connosseur of ballet. Here, sets and costumes...

Ballet Theatre of Maryland Ends 2015 Season with ‘Innovations’

Ballet Theatre of Maryland closed its most successful season to date with three performances of Innovations – a program of classical and contemporary dance -...

‘We Wait in the Darkness by Rosy Simas Danse at Dance...

As a long-time dance observer, I like to say the language of dance is universal and that in performance specificity on stage can imbue...

The Washington Ballet’s ‘Swan Lake’ at The Kennedy Center

Under a moonlit, cloudy sky, a young, overwhelmed Prince Siegfried seeks refuge in the forest following an evening of birthday revelry. A weighty anticipation...

The Washington Ballet’s ‘Swan Lake’ at The Kennedy Center

Swooning over the first ‘Swan’ Step aside, Baryshnikov. There’s a new kid on the block and he’s taking the dance world by storm. The Washington...

New York City Ballet: Program B: 21st-Century Choreographers’ at The Kennedy...

Principal dancer Teresa Reichlen unwraps her leg into a développé, a blade curling a bow, then—suspends—playfully, before hiding it away. Her partner, principal Zachary...

‘Cinderella’ at The Russian National Ballet Theatre at Hylton Performing Arts...

I attended the Russian National Ballet Theatre's enchanting Cinderella on Friday night at the Hylton Performing Arts Center. Cinderella moves to George Mason University’s...

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