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Review: Wim Vandekebus' 'Booty Looting'

Flemish choreographer Wim Vandekeybus and his company Ultima Vez create confrontational and intensely physical works that push dancers and technology beyond their limits. Critic Patricia Boccadoro asks whether his recent work is more photography and theatre rather than dance.
6 Jul 2014

Versailles Festival: Béjart Ballet Lausanne

Dance editor Patricia Boccadoro on the Béjart Ballet Lausanne at the Chateau de Versailles.
25 Jun 2014

Triple Bill: Balanchine / Millepied / Buren

Conceptual artist Daniel Buren contributes his own choreography of forms at the Bastille.
23 Jun 2014

Emanuel Gat Dance: 'The Goldlanbergs'

Israeli choreographer Emanuel Gat was back in Paris with his own troupe performing a work set to music by Bach, interpreted by Glenn Gould.
15 May 2014

Review: L. A. Dance Project 2

The Los Angeles-based troupe interpreted works by the Japanese choreographer, Hiroaki Umeda, Israeli-born Emanuel Gat, New York's young Justin Peck and founder Benjamin Millepied.
14 May 2014

Agnes de Mille / Birgit Cullberg: The Private Worlds of Very Different Women

A review of two major works from two of the most important choreographers of the 20th century, both women.
10 Apr 2014

'Eugene Onegin' and the Nomination of an Étoile

Comings and goings at the Paris Opera Ballet are often emotional moments.
8 Apr 2014

Is Dave St-Pierre All Shock and No Awe?

"Neither sexy nor erotic, gangs of over-excited naked people were jumping on and off tables shouting unintelligible things at the tops of their voices," writes Patricia Boccadoro of Canadian Dave St-Pierre's final installment of his trilogy on love.
7 Apr 2014

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A Century of Dance: From Swan Lake to Trisha Brown

Patricia Boccadoro reviews the Paris Opera Ballet's eclectic winter season at the Palais Garnier and the Opera Bastille.

A Luminous Evening at the Opera Bastille

The Paris Opera Ballet offers up their exquisitely light, yet deeply moving, production of Kaguyahime, Jiri Kylian’s retelling of the Japanese fable, "The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter."

A Tribute to Jerome Robbins

The Paris Opera Ballet marks the tenth anniversary of the American choreographer's death.
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