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Published: October 24, 2017
Category: review

Ratmansky's Latest for ABT Pays Tribute to Home

By Rachel Straus

In Alexei Ratmansky’s Songs of Bukovina, seen in its premiere October 21 by the American Ballet Theater, the Russian choreographer creates an unsettled world, where freedom’s ecstasy is tendered but never fully awakened in the movements of ten dancers. This quality of being tantalizingly reigned-in is purposeful. It speaks to the place []

Published: December 1, 2011
Category: history

Isadora Duncan: Mother of modern dance

Isadora Duncan

By Rachel Straus

The moment when Isadora Duncan throws her head back in ecstasy as she dances at the Theatre of Dionysus in Greece (preserved in the 1903 photograph above) captures Duncan’s archetypal performance qualities: supple, improvisatory, transcendent. Arguably the most important American-born dance artist of the early 20th century, Duncan forged her []