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Jiri Kylian

Pacific Northwest Ballet in the Sensational Kylián + Pite

Carla Escoda | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Few programs explore the power of ballet to depict the human condition and the inhuman condition as beguilingly as Pacific Northwest Ballet's current offering of three modern classics by Jiří Kylián, brilliantly paired with Emergence, Crystal Pite's spine-chilling parable of a sci-fi insect kingdom.

Smuin Ballet Goes to XXTREMES

Carla Escoda | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Set to recordings of 10 Patsy Cline songs, Dear Miss Cline is a riot, and more technically virtuosic than its breezy mood might suggest.

Joffrey Ballet's 'Human Landscapes' Program Connects

Catherine L. Tully | Posted 12.22.2012 | Arts
Catherine L. Tully

The contrast of effortless beauty and diligent work is explored throughout this piece -- both concepts dear to the very heart of ballet as an art form.

Slow Dancing: Last Touch First at the Joyce Theater

Margaret Fuhrer | Posted 04.12.2012 | Arts
Margaret Fuhrer

In Last Touch First, Schumacher and Kylián present a slow-motion dance meant to reveal deep psychological truths. Slow motion is always weirdly fascinating, and seeing performers negotiate the physical challenges of near-stillness is doubly so.