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Curlew River © Nan Melville
New York City

Two Operas, One Visionary: Mark Morris at BAM

By , 15 March 2017
****1
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Clement Mensah © Stephanie Berger
New York City

Reggie Wilson’s Citizen at BAM’s Harvey Theater

By , 14 December 2016
***11
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© Julieta Cervantes
New York City

Mark Morris Dance Group at BAM: Twenty-Five Years of The Hard Nut

By , 10 December 2016
*****
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L. R. Brandon Washington and Sean Donovan © Julieta Cervantes
New York City

Faye Driscoll's Thank You For Coming: Play: A Work of Extremes

By , 17 November 2016
****1
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© Robert Altman
New York City

Vortex Temporum: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker's Rosas and Ictus ensemble at the Brooklyn Academy of Music

By , 14 October 2016
****1
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Maggie Cloud, Heather Lang, Claire Westby in Remains © Julieta Cervantes
New York City

A Spectacle, a Smorgasbord, a Show: John Jaspere's Remains at BAM

By , 21 September 2016
****1
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Rod Gilfry in the loser © Richard Termine
New York City

A ghost of an opera: David Lang’s disappointing the loser premieres at BAM

By , 07 September 2016
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New York City

Ben Munisteri's Antimony (51) at BAM Fisher Quiet, Unassuming, Lovely

By , 21 April 2016
****1
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Valery Gergiev © Alexander Shapunov
New York City

Prokofiev and chill: Gergiev and All-Star Pianists in concerto binge at BAM

By , 24 February 2016
****1
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Aaron Loux (The Nutcracker) © Julieta Cervantes
New York City

The Hard Nut... or “How I Beat the Holiday Blues”

By , 13 December 2015
*****
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Edivaldo Ernesto and Todd McQuade © Sebastian Bolesch
New York City

Sasha Waltzes into BAM with Continu

By , 04 December 2015
***11
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New York City

Hagoromo: a Tale of Heaven and Humanity

By , 07 November 2015
***11
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Sho Takeuchi, Ichiro Hasegawa, Akihito Ichihara and Semimaru Umusuna © Jack Vartoogian
New York City

Dancing History: Sankai Juku’s Umusuna at the Brooklyn Academy of Music

By , 28 October 2015
****1
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Ann Masina © Stephanie Berger
New York City

William Kentridge’s miscellany hour: Refuse the Hour at BAM

By , 24 October 2015
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Robot © Laurent Philippe
New York City

The new Ballet Mécanique? Blanca Li's Robot at BAM

By , 09 June 2015
***11
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My Generation © Juliet Cervantes
New York City

Cedar Lake's fitting, adrenaline-fueled closing performances

By , 05 June 2015
****1
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Grand Duo © Stephanie Berger
New York City

Mark Morris' Whelm, an intriguing but never irritating mystery

By , 22 April 2015
*****
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Jane Archibald (Semele) © Jack Vartoogian | frontrowphotos
New York City

Semele at BAM: Lust, revenge and an interesting mingling of styles

By , 04 March 2015
****1
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Unstruck © Keira Heu-Jwyn Chang
New York City

Kate Weare at BAM: A 10-Year Retrospective

By , 20 February 2015
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Oxana Skorik and Timur Askerov © Julieta Cervantes
New York City

Mariinsky’s All Chopin Program is Revelatory

By , 24 January 2015
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© Jack Vartoogian
New York City

Nadezhda Batoeva is dreamy in the Mariinsky’s Cinderella

By , 20 January 2015
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© Jack Vartoogian
New York City

The Mariinsky brings its must-see Swan Lake to BAM

By , 16 January 2015
****1
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Andrei Popov and Kristina Kapustinskaya © Jack Vartoogian
New York City

Conflict Unresolved: Shchedrin's The Enchanted Wanderer

By , 14 January 2015
***11
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Scene from The Nutcracker © Rosalie O'Connor
New York City

Murphy and Whiteside magical in ABT’s last NYC Nutcracker run

By , 12 December 2014
****1
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Philip Glass © Raymond Meier
New York City

New York première of Glass’ complete Etudes in a spectacular showcase

By , 05 December 2014
****1
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Zina Zinchenko and Bobbi Smith. Batsheva © Stephanie Berger
New York City

Life in time lapse: Batsheva Dance Company at BAM

By , 12 November 2014
****1
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New York City

A High School Dance for Grownups, With Every Adolescent Fear Intact

By , 23 October 2014
*****
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LA dance Project in Millepied's Reflections © Julia Cervantes
New York City

Treading uneven terrain: L.A. Dance Project's New York debut

By , 16 October 2014
***11
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QUANTUM © Gregory Batardon
New York City

Dancing to the beat of god particles: QUANTUM at the Brooklyn Academy of Music

By , 03 October 2014
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Alan Smithee directed this play Big Dance Theater © Ian Douglas
New York City

A delightful hodge-podge: Big Dance Theater’s Alan Smithee at the Brooklyn Academy of Music

By , 30 September 2014
***11
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Dawn Upshaw © Brooke Irish
New York City

Upshaw and Kalish Perform Crumb's Transcendent Ancient Voices of Children at BAM

By , 11 September 2014
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Unsettled at BAM Fisher © Julieta Cervantes
New York City

Learning to Say Sorry: David Dorfman and Korhan Başaran's Unsettled, a piece on Reconciliation

By , 16 August 2014
****1
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Cedar Lake: Grace Engine © Julieta Cervantes
New York City

A Train Station, a Demented Narrator and Plenty of Paper

By , 14 June 2014
***11
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the gentleness was in her hands © Rachel Shane
New York City

A Well-Crafted Program from Helen Simoneau

By , 06 June 2014
***11
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Potential Energies © Emma Tammi and Henry Jacobson
New York City

Potential Energies: Where Musicians and Dancers Coexist

By , 29 May 2014
***11
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New York City

Satellite Collective at BAM Fisher: Plenty to see, or too much?

By , 16 May 2014
***11
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Lyon Opera Ballet © Stephanie Berger
New York City

Lyon Opera Ballet's ni fleurs, ni ford-mustang

By , 07 May 2014
***11
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© Richard Hubert Smith
New York City

Glyndebourne's Billy Budd in New York

By , 07 February 2014
*****
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Bleed © Ian Douglas
New York City

Tere O'Connor's Bleed: an enigmatic piece of ritual and humor

By , 11 December 2013
****1
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21c Liederabend  ©  Rebecca Greenfield
New York City

Contemporary art song at BAM: 21c Liederabend

By , 22 November 2013
***11
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Sun  ©  Ian Douglas
New York City

All the world's a stage in Hofesh Shechter's Sun

By , 14 November 2013
****1
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©  Jean Claude Carbonne
New York City

The end is nigh, but brightly so: Ballet Preljocaj at the Brooklyn Academy of Music

By , 07 November 2013
****1
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Dark Lark  ©  Keira Heu-jwyn Chang
New York City

Kate Weare's Dark Lark: an incongrous look at sexuality

By , 06 November 2013
***11
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©  Gunars Janaitis
New York City

21st-century opera mash-up: War Sum Up at the Brooklyn Academy of Music

By , 01 November 2013
****1
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Dance Heginbotham  ©  Julieta Cervantes
New York City

Dance Heginbotham: where music and idiosyncrasies meet and thrive

By , 29 October 2013
****1
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Run Don't Run  ©  Julieta Cervantes
New York City

Brian Brooks Moving Company: a quietly hypnotic display of voyeurism

By , 22 October 2013
****1
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Cesena  ©  Stephanie Berger
New York City

Relocating Rosas' site-specific En Atendant and Cesena to New York City

By , 19 October 2013
****1
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Come, and Back Again (Dancers: Kendra Portier and Raja Kelly)  ©  Ian Douglas
New York City

David Dorfman's Come, and Back Again a personal, compelling confession, if a bit cloying

By , 16 October 2013
****1
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Doug Varone and Dancers in Boats Leaving  ©  Bill Hebert
New York City

Doug Varone and Brenda Angiel a symbiotic pairing at BAM Fisher

By , 11 October 2013
*****
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Frances Chiaverini  ©  Julieta Cervantes
New York City

William Forsythe's choreographic études on stage at the Brooklyn Academy of Music

By , 09 October 2013
**111
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