Reviews

Rhapsody by the Royal Ballet

Ashton on the Town

Frederick Ashton’s much-loved “Rhapsody” is perhaps epitomised by the scene in which six male dancers hold the lead aloft and parade him around like a king, a ring of glittering ballerinas encircling the reverent display.
Contra-Tiempo

Rain Dance

Inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest and Oya, the Afro-Cuban deity of, among other elements, wind, storms, fertility and magic, Ana María Alvarez’ world premiere, “Agua Furiosa,” was, in fact, frantic, frenetic and infuriating—to this reviewer.

Interviews

Rudy Perez. Photograph by Aram Jibilian, courtesy of Movement Research Performance Journal

Essential Moves

A Los Angeles treasure, Perez is also somewhat of an unsung hero. And while the octogenarian has never looked back, his past is deeply embedded in his signature choreography, and is, in fact, what makes him the artist he is today.

Editor's Pick

New York

Troy Schumacher

Growing Pains

This fall, NYCB’s bill of newly commissioned works was something of a gamble. Save for Justin Peck, the choreographers were dark horses, relative unknowns outside of their company and locale.

London

Rhapsody by the Royal Ballet

Ashton on the Town

Frederick Ashton’s much-loved “Rhapsody” is perhaps epitomised by the scene in which six male dancers hold the lead aloft and parade him around like a king, a ring of glittering ballerinas encircling the reverent display.

Los Angeles