Category Archives: Dance Reviews

HOUSTON BALLET Brings the Calm after the Storm to the Woodlands Pavilion

By David Dow Bentley III     “The People’s Critic” Miraculously, after several days of violent storms across much of Texas and the Houston area, it was a perfectly beautiful and pleasantly warm evening for an outdoor production as the HOUSTON BALLET … Continue reading

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A Seemingly Ageless TOMMY TUNE Charms Fans at the Paramount

It was yet another coup for the magnificently restored 1930 Paramount Theater in the quaint Hudson Valley town of Peekskill, and it graced that stage on the recent afternoon of Father’s Day. The one-man show starred one of Broadway’s brightest lights, … Continue reading

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The Lambs Meet the Nighthawks at Iguana

[CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE] For members of America’s oldest theatrical club, THE LAMBS (, the evening would be a highlight of the summer season as members gathered at Manhattan’s chic IGUANA supper club for a night of fine dining, … Continue reading

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A Miraculous ALADDIN from Houston Ballet

There are moments in life when, if we are very lucky, we find ourselves in the presence of artistic brilliance of such a high order that the stunning result seems almost beyond comprehension. Such is the case with Houston Ballet’s … Continue reading

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Houston Ballet’s MERRY Farewell for a Beloved Dancer

YourHoustonNews.com_9-25-13 Fans of the legendary Broadway musical A Chorus Line will recall the song and lyric line announcing that, “Everything is beautiful At the Ballet.” That may never have been truer than at the recent opening night of the Houston … Continue reading

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Loneliness, Passion, and Lust, Find Elegance in FOREVER TANGO

From its 1994 San Francisco inception to its various Broadway runs in 1997, 2004, and now, 2013, Luis Bravo’s FOREVER TANGO has always brought dazzling dance excitement to the stage. This latest edition runs through September 15, 2013 and brings … Continue reading

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Visual Opulence Crowns Splendid Dancing of Houston Ballet’s GISELLE

 YourHoustonNews.com_5-14-2012 I often have the pleasure of reviewing the Houston Ballet in their Brown Theater home at the Wortham Theater Center. There, it is not surprising to see some dramatic set or staging of their fine productions. But it was … Continue reading

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Audience Takes Flight For Stunning “COME FLY AWAY”

YourHoustonNews.com_4-13-2012 There really were moments during the Houston Hobby Center’s opening night of COME FLY AWAY that we audience members felt we were being lifted heavenward. There was heavenly song with the carefully integrated vocals of the late Frank Sinatra … Continue reading

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“Tapestry” Premiere Anchors Houston Ballet’s ROCK, ROLL & TUTUS

HereHouston.com_3-14-2012 If the title of Houston Ballet’s current production, ROCK, ROLL & TUTUS, seemed a bit silly, the dance artistry displayed on Opening Night certainly was not. The first of the program’s three segments was the World Premiere of company … Continue reading

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Houston Ballet’s Joyful NUTCRACKER Exceeds Expectations

HereHOUSTON.COM_11-30-2011 [ NOTE: All included Opening Night photos by Amitava Sarkar.] From a dance company as renowned as the Houston Ballet, one could expect no less than a splendid NUTCRACKER for the Christmas season. I have seen numerous productions of … Continue reading

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