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Review: ‘The King and I’ at the Academy of Music

More than sixty years after its debut, The King and I remains one of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most popular and enduring musicals. The handsome national touring company of the recent Broadway revival is currently playing at the Academy of Music. This production is being featured by the Kimmel Center as a part of their Broadway Philadelphia series. Richard Rodgers’ timeless […]

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Review: Balé Folclórico da Bahia at the Merriam Theater

They say “music is the universal language.” Balé Folclórico da Bahia definitely proved that in their one-night-only performance in Philadelphia at the Merriam Theater. The show, Bahia of All Colors, was nearly two hours of non-stop exuberant sound, movement and energy. Considered by Brazil’s Ministry of Culture as the “best dance company in Brazil,” Balé […]

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Review: Mariinsky Ballet’s ‘The Little Humpbacked Horse’ at The Kennedy Center

Movement and merriment abound in Mariinsky’s The Little Humpbacked Horse Restraint and sutlety are generally not traits associated with Russian comedy ballet, and that proved true last evening at The Kennedy Center when the Mariinsky Ballet performed an “over the moon” rendition of The Little Humpbacked Horse. For the record there was a cool moonlit backdrop […]

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In the Moment: An Interview with BalletNova’s Artistic Director Laveen Naidu

Area non-profit arts organizations continually develop fresh ideas to reach children who may not regularly have access to the wonders of the performing arts. One new such effort is by Northern Virginia’s BalletNova’s Center for the Dance located at the cross roads between Arlington, Fairfax and Falls Church. Recently the Center received a grant from the Virginia […]

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2016 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Becoming’

Strength is the first word that comes to mind as the lights come up at the beginning of fusiondance’s production of BECOMING. The dancers are all women, and their strength is particularly refreshing when juxtaposed with the inherent grace of contemporary dance. BECOMING is choreographed primarily by Artistic Director Candra Preshong, with additional choreography by […]

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Review: ‘Sleeping Beauty’ at Children’s Theatre of Annapolis

This musical production of Sleeping Beauty by the Children’s Theatre of Annapolis shows just how many talented young people are in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. With music and lyrics by David Kisor, book by Joseph McDonough, and directed by Michelle Harmon Bruno, the show features singing, dancing, ballet, tumbling, puppetry, and even guitar playing […]

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Review: ‘Nureyev’s Eyes’ at Delaware Theatre Company

David Rush’s play Nureyev’s Eyes takes us to the 1970s, when two of America’s greatest artists – Rudolf Nureyev, the Russian-born dancer, and Jamie Wyeth, the Wilmington-born painter – forged an unlikely bond. Wyeth wanted to paint portraits of the ballet star, while Nureyev wanted to control how he was portrayed. Wyeth was self-effacing and […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #14: Dance Performances

Here is Rick Westerkamp, Lisa Traiger, Samantha Machar, Madeline Duff, and Yasmeen Enahora’s Best Performances in Dance honors:  Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performing Hofesh Schechter’s Uprising at The Kennedy Center. Ascendance by Robert J. Priore at City Dance in January. TheNEWmovement: Balanchine and Beyond Rising Stars at The Washington Ballet Studio Company. Blush by Gallim Dance at […]

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‘Pippin’ is Playing at The National Theatre: An Interview with Kyle Dean Massey on Playing Pippin

[Editor’s note: The National Tour of Pippin is playing through January 4th at The National Theatre in DC, and Kyle Dean Massey is here playing Pippin. Teresa McCormick Ertel interviewed Kyle in August 2014 when he was performing the role on Broadway. Here’s her interview: Kyle Dean Massey is currently playing the title role in the Tony […]

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