By Ellen Dunkel, For The Inquirer The Pennsylvania Ballet opens its season with the company premiere of Roland Petit’s tale of the Gypsy girl. There’s sex, jealousy, a wild bar scene – and murder. The dancers smoke on stage, clap […]Read more ›
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By Ellen Dunkel For The Inquirer A dancer’s body is his instrument. That’s especially true for the performers of New Zealand’s Black Grace, whose bodies double as percussion instruments. The seven short pieces on the program, which opened Friday night […]Read more ›
By Ellen Dunkel, For The Inquirer Not everything went swimmingly when the dance troupe BodyVox opened Water Bodies at the Annenberg’s Zellerbach Theatre on Thursday night. There were technical difficulties and mistakes nearly from the start: Video wouldn’t play; sound […]Read more ›
By Ellen Dunkel, For The Inquirer On its own, Le Baiser Inevitable, the new ballet Jodie Gates choreographed for BalletX, is visually compelling, powerful, beautiful. But there’s no getting around the fact that it was set to Ravel’s Bolero, an […]Read more ›
By Ellen Dunkel, For The Inquirer Do people ever really change? Observers from psychologists to advice columnists have weighed in on that question. Now, let’s hear from a choreographer. “In 3,000 years, nothing has changed,” asserts Ronen “Roni” Koresh, who, […]Read more ›