October 24, 2019

Swan Lake has been having a moment. Enchantingly flexible, it has accommodated interpretations as diverse as Matthew Bourne’s with its all-male swan corps to Guangdong Acrobatic Troupe of China’s, which features the Swan Queen balancing on top of her paramour’s head. M...

October 21, 2019

Quiet isn’t silent, and choreographer William Forsythe knows the difference. In his A Quiet Evening of Dance at The Shed’s Griffin Theater, the primary soundtrack in the first act is the dancers’ pants, grunts, and wheezes. Occasional bird chirps, and later, a sparse,...

October 11, 2019

Back when I was a naïve teenager, I gobbled up Danielle Steel novels like they were fat-free Snackwell cookies (It was the ‘90s). Then, I grew up and shifted to more substantive literature. It’d been at least two decades since I’d read one, and I might have gone the re...

October 1, 2019

It’s been said that Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did . . . but backward and in heels. Although that quip originated in a 1982 Frank and Ernest cartoon by Bob Thaves, the sentiment can resonate just as much today as it did yesterday....

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