Bolshoi Adaptation of Cinderella

Countless adaptations of Cinderella have graced the Russian stage, but the 1992 Maksimova-Vasiliev production provides an interesting structuralist approach. The departures the ballet makes from the Russian tale The Golden Slipper gives Cinderella more agency as a female character. In addition to changes in the basic plot, the characteristics of ballet as a form ofContinue reading “Bolshoi Adaptation of Cinderella”

Dorrance Dance’s “ETM: Double Down”: Blurring lines between movement and sound

Dorrance Dance’s performance of “ETM: Double Down” at Bass Concert Hall has breathed a new life into contemporary tap dance. 2015 MacArthur Fellow, Michelle Dorrance, choreographed this impressively percussive piece accompanied by Aaron Marcellus’ live electronic music. The performer’s creation of live “electronic tap music” explored the relationship between dance and sound and produced aContinue reading “Dorrance Dance’s “ETM: Double Down”: Blurring lines between movement and sound”