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Published: April 9, 2012
Category: review

A Triumphant Turn for Paul Taylor

By Rachel Straus

NEW YORK — The Paul Dance Company’s first season at Lincoln Center (March 14-April 1) was a joyful occasion, not just because the half-century-old company performed to full houses for three weeks, but because it raised the profile of American modern dance in general. In the past, the former New York []

Published: July 20, 2011
Category: review

When the Star Is the Set: Ratmansky's "Anna Karenina"

By Rachel Straus

NEW YORK — There was a surprise star of the Mariinsky Ballet’s “Anna Karenina,” which had its U.S. premiere at the Metropolitan Opera House July 11-14, and she wasn’t a member of the famed company from St. Petersburg. Based on a novel by the great Russian realist writer Leo Tolstoy, choreographed by []