10 JUNE 2014

In the Tree of Smoke at the Great Star Theatre

Leigh Donlan reports from San Francisco’s Chinatown:


Inka Siefker of Circus Automatic in IN THE TREE OF SMOKE (Photo: RJ Muna)


San Francisco would not be the great city that it is without its artists. But like many others, the artists are increasingly being forced out of their …

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1 JUNE 2014

The Russian Invasion: La Bayadére at the Met


Viktoria Tereshkina as Nikiya in American Ballet Theatre’s production of La Bayadère (Photo: Gene Schiavone)


The glittering La Bayadère – conceived by French ballet master extraordinaire Marius Petipa and set in an improbable Indian kingdom – premiered in St. Petersburg in 1877, at a time of official Russian …

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24 MAY 2014

A spine-tingling Mirror Mirror at Milwaukee Ballet


The sinister Act I wedding of Snow White’s father and stepmother at Milwaukee Ballet (Photo: Mark Frohna. Outrageous haute couture by Todd Edward Ivins)


Michael Pink’s reimagining of the Snow White fairy tale for Milwaukee Ballet, set to a bold, original score by Philip Feeney, is a thing …

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