Classical Dance

Schubert Club Mix season opens with an innovative 24-cube collaboration piece – Twin Cities

Amidst the Richardsonian Romanesque pillars of the Landmark Center in downtown St. Paul, a cohort of dancers, musicians and a poet came together for a collaboration that asked, “What is an instrument?” It was the first presentation of the Schubert Club Mix season, a series put together by the Schubert Club that pushes traditional music …

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Dance review: Instruments of Dance

Before introducing a triple bill created by still-living choreographers, Artistic Director David Hallberg emphasizes the relevance of dance today in his pre-curtain address. Instruments of Dance features work from Wayne McGregor (The Royal Ballet), Alice Topp (The Australian Ballet) and Justin Peck (New York City Ballet). It is a wildly exciting work, embodying Hallberg’s vision …

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Dancing Shakespeare’s Dark Lady | Oregon ArtsWatch

Claudia Monja as Black Lucy and Owen Thorne as the Bard in “Great Performances: Black Lucy and The Bard.” Photo: Heather Thorne For the past couple of weeks or so, thanks to my computer and television screens, I’ve been pretty much glued to Elizabethan England, specifically the reigns of Elizabeth the First and Elizabeth the …

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BIIANCO Dives Deep Into Her Productions, Activism, and More

BIIANCO sat down with us ahead of their set at Same Same But Different and talked about their live sets, upcoming releases, and more! LA-based producer and multi-instrumentalist BIIANCO has been picking up heavy momentum in recent years. A classically trained pianist from the age of five, BIIANCO combines a strong foundation in musicianship with …

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Kyiv City Ballet review: At Auditorium Theatre, troupe brings youthful zest to the grand Russian classical style

The Auditorium Theater was packed Saturday night for the first of two performances by Ukraine’s Kyiv City Ballet. With Russia’s invasion of Ukraine still raging, gold and blue Ukrainian flags hung in the lobby and the colonnade leading to the Auditorium. But inside the theater itself, the atmosphere paid the highest compliment possible to a …

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Chicago Classical Review » » Harmonica virtuoso Levy opens Elmhurst Symphony season with a blast

Howard Levy performed his Concerto for Diatonic Harmonica with Stephen Alltop and the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra Saturday night. Photo: ESO The Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra, led by longtime conductor Stephen Alltop, opened its season Saturday night with a program dubbed “The Amazing Howard Levy,” which lived up to its advertising at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church. The …

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Surf’s not quite up for Houston Ballet’s ‘Good Vibrations’

“Good Vibrations,” Arthur Pita’s new dance for Houston Ballet, rides waves of nostalgia but never quite finds its balance. Thursday’s premiere wasn’t a total wipeout – parts of it are an entertaining ’60s fever dream — but it did leave me wondering what, exactly, has washed up on the Wortham Theater’s biggest stage. An odd …

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