“There are lots of tuxes and fringe, Charleston and jazz. Having Lisa Hightower sing and improvise, well, that takes ballet to another level.“Watch for the partnering. It’s very physical and my dancers make high-flying lifts and tosses look easy…”
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“Isn’t it rich? Are we a pair? Me here at last on the ground, you in mid-air. Send in the Clowns…”
“Giselle is all about the story,” says Ariana Gonzalez, who dances the role of Giselle…“It still resonates, and in the Pas de Deux with Albrecht, the music and choreography take me to another place. It’s surreal.”
Judges and two audiences awarded prizes in three categories. Unlike previous years, there were no hip hop armies charging forward. Instead, dances blasted the senses with dramatic ensembles, angry fists, and quirky theater. And love.
As we anticipated three dances — “Arden Court,” “Changes,” and “Cloven Kingdom,”
there was a sense of connecting with history, almost touching Taylor’s long arms, and those he had touched.
…a shock for some eyes and ears. Contemporary music and culture mixed up with Tchaikovsky, and cranked up to eleven. You’ll feel the booming sound blowing your hair backward, and this production turns the story on its head with…