Wednesday, December 28, 2005
Tuesday, December 27, 2005
the year round up
Onstage abundance, offstage struggle
As audiences saw a bit of everything, local performers teamed up to survive
By Karen Campbell, Globe Correspondent | December 25, 2005
"For local dancers, though, it hasn't gotten any easier. As cultural organizations all over compete for dwindling funds, it has become harder for dance groups and independent choreographers to keep their heads above water....
For imported productions, the Celebrity Series stuck to tried-and-true fare such as the indomitable Mark Morris Dance Group, which brought a mixed program highlighted by the Boston premiere of the flamenco-inspired ''From Old Seville." World Music/CRASHarts was more adventurous, with offerings ranging from Balinese dance to Savion Glover's ''Improvography II" and ''Classical Savion" and the Boston debut of young firebrand Robert Battle's company, Battleworks....
In Western Massachusetts, the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival continued to reign as a mecca of diverse, powerhouse programming."
Something old, something new
The year's best dance
COMPILED BY JEFFREY GANTZ
10) BEST OF THE REST
Brian Crabtree at the Dance Complex; Seán Curran at the Tsai Performance Center; Flamenco da cámara at the Majestic Theatre; Robert Battle’s Battleworks at Zero Arrow Theatre; Çudamani at Sanders Theatre; Fico Balet at Green Street Studios; Anna Myer at Boston Ballet’s top-floor studio.