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When Evil Trumps Pathos at Notre Dame

In this vintage production, complete with costumes by Yves Saint Laurent, the pathetic hunchback Quasimodo is no match for the magnificently evil Frollo who made him the bell-ringer of the cathedral.
30 Dec 2014

Pina Bausch: 'Palermo Palermo'

As the wall of rubble collapses at the beginning of the show, many things are being blown up in "Palermo Palermo".
17 Dec 2014

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.

Versailles Festival: Béjart Ballet Lausanne

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

Triple Bill: Balanchine / Millepied / Buren

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

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.

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.

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.

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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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