Ballet: The National Ballet of Canada’s “Romeo and Juliet” at the Dorothy Chandler

By Jane Rosenberg From opening curtain to final bows, choreographer Alexi Ratmansky, along with his set and costume designer, Richard Hudson, and lighting designer, Jennifer Tipton, hurls us into the very heart of a fifteenth century Renaissance painting in his Romeo and Juliet, created for the National Ballet of Canada and premiering at the Dorothy… Read More Ballet: The National Ballet of Canada’s “Romeo and Juliet” at the Dorothy Chandler

Ballet: The Paul Taylor Dance Company at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

By Jane Rosenberg Joyful, uplifting, poetic – three words that describe Paul Taylor’s choreography in one of his signature works, Airs, and the first dance on Friday night’s program at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Created in 1978, Airs encapsulates much of what is so satisfying about Taylor’s work: expressiveness at the service of intellect, the… Read More Ballet: The Paul Taylor Dance Company at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion