"Wonderfully danced, with magnificent sensuality and exhilarating accelerations, Malandain's Cendrillon is a true success." -Chateau de Versailles Spectacle
"It's not everyday that, even before a company finished the first piece, I think: 'And now I have a new company to love.'" -Susan Broili, The Herald Sun
"Varone can make the most common gesture, a grasp of the hand, or an arm outstretched in regret and let it soar into the realm of imagination."
-- Toronto Star
"Bill T. Jones is a dancer abundantly blessed with musicality. Whether he is poised in classical ballet positions or sashaying about in a quick vaudeville buck-and-wing, he appears to find the best movement for the right moment"
-- Chicago Tribune
"By the end of the night, the overwhelming feeling in the theater was one of gratitude-for the dancers, for the faithful audience and for Mr. Ailey's gift to New York City." –Katherine Bergstrom, The Dance Enthusiast
"One cannot help but stare, eternally transfixed, while watching a performance by the dance-illusionist company Momix." –Mary Pickett, The Morning Call
"They have the pristine technique but none of the rigidity that comes with that kind of training…They're both humble and sparklingly present." – Siobahn Burke, The New York Times
"Mr. Taylor proves himself the greatest choreographer alive." - New York Times
"Dance is a universal language, and Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet thrives on crossing the borders of interpretation with dancers from all corners of the globe and leading-edge choreographers." –Eliza Ingle, Charleston Magazine
"Dancing that pulls viewers right out of their seats," - The New York Times.
"Cedar Lake's dancers go from zero to 60 with an ease you or I cannot fathom." -The New York Times
"It's as if we're being given a fleeting glimpse of the inner workings of the universe."
– The New York Times
"It's hard to think of another woman who could dance these pieces, by four different choreographers, half so strikingly. Everything about her is riveting, interesting, unusual, intelligent." - Alastair Macaulay, The New York Times
"Ailey's phenomenal popularity is unmatched by any other company."
-- The New York Times
"Percussive sounds vibrated through the theater. Complex stimulating rhythms made on drums, by clapping hands and dynamic footwork were breathtaking"- Berkshire Eagle
"[Trisha Brown] keeps pulling something clean and coherent out of the off-center, out of kilter, unexpected movements we keep expecting will fall into chaos but never do." – Mike Steele, Star Tribune, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota
"One thing that Dance Theater of Harlem seems to understand is how to please its public. At City Center on Friday, as the troupe presented the second program of a four-show return to a theater that had long been its home, a receptive audience expressed its approval enthusiastically and with increasing intensity through each of the four works." -Brian Seibert, The New York Times
"The continuity of changing imagery, the easy sensuousness and the wonderful push-me-pull-you surprises of the physicality: These still seem to come right out of their makers' dreams and into ours."
-- Alastair Macaulay, The New York Times
"The performers of Pilobolus twist, turn, bend and flex. But the beauty in what they do is how their sometimes breathtaking actions create something bigger than movement"- ORLANDO SENTINEL
"The committed performance of the cast and the purity of the choreography will win you over." – Anna Kisselgoff, The New York Times
"Out of this unexpected union of dance and radio comes a show that, like the work of its collaborators, blends moments of delight and hilarity with glimpses of the soft underbelly of human experience. It's magic." - Santa Barbara Independent
"Gutsy. Wild. Smart. Original…Camille [A.] Brown has expert comic timing that's Broadway-worthy." -Wendy Perron
"If there's a classically trained company of the future, it's Aspen Santa Fe Ballet"
-- Boston Herald
"A rare accomplishment in the world of contemporary dance. Barton's alarmingly original voice resounds with a thwack." -- Boston Globe
"Barton's dancers are like bold splashes of paint. They shimmer and resonate like stringed instruments, sing in overtones, and emote in a multitude of tongues." -Dance Magazine
"If the comedy group Monty Python were a ballet company, it might be something like the Trockaderos."rnrn-- San Diego Arts
"Take a deep breath, because Hubbard Street Dance Chicago is going to take your breath away."
-- The Washington Post
"Michelle Dorrance is not only a dynamo in tap shoes but a compelling, imaginative choreographer as well. She and her company…performed…works that stretch the boundaries of tap." –Karen Campbell, The Boston Globe
"Each sequence is strong yet delicate, and everything feels, looks and sounds new. You can't really look away, and why would you want to?" –Janice Berman, former editor, Dance Magazine
"Clever and sometimes humorous choreography, soothing music, dramatic lighting and gorgeous bodies hit all the right notes." – Ellen Dunkel, The Philadelphia Inquirer
"Members of this astonishingly versatile Brazilian troupe are trained to pirouette as expertly as they can samba or shimmy, and the steps seem to pour out of their sleek, supple limbs with unstoppable force." - Guardian
"When you go to see choreography by Moses Pendleton, artistic director and founder of MOMIX, you expect to be astonished. Botanica…has astonishment to spare." – Nancy G. Heller, The Philadelphia Enquirer
"Awesome dancing and a backbeat to knock it all home. Eye-popping digital effects." -- The Village Voice
"These choreographers have been honing their voices for many years. It shows; theirs is work to savor."
-- The New York Times
"The Latin-American experience at last has a voice in the feisty, elegant dancing of Ballet Hispanico"
-- The New York Times
"Stunningly inventive…mesmerizing…passionate…this is what dance is really about."
-- The New York Times
"Surely, Malpaso, with its fluid, sexy athleticism, can put the lie to the old saw that contemporary dance is too cerebral to be fun to watch."- Miami New Times
"A piece of tremendous humor, humanity and, as to be expected in the hands of Julia Rhoads and Leslie Buxbaum Danzig, smartness." Sharon Hoyer, New City"
"A breakneck pace, skipping like a spinning stone across its surfaces like a perfect piece of pop art." - Zachary Whittenburg, Time Out Chicago
"These exquisite dancers set a standard for contemporary ballet." –Stephanie Sirabian, Bachtrack
"Earthy, folk-dancey, emotionally direct, physically intense, and ostentatiously eccentric"– The New Yorker
"One of the cornerstones of late-20th-century choreography." – The New York Times
"Alonzo King is one of the few bona fide visionaries in the ballet world today." - San Francisco Chronicle
"The sheer fun of Fräulein Maria isn't surprising. The icing on the cake is the depth and range of the choreography. Elkins integrates disparate elements with such fluidity it's like a whole new language, and his dancers are spectacular."
Karen Campbell, The Boston Globe
"A sweet, hilarious, beautifully constructed take on The Sound of Music" -- The Village Voice
"Pascal Rioult celebrates the lyrical and the gutsy in his unmistakably individual and beguiling way."-- The New York Times
"Rioult stretches the imagination...creating a spine chilling work of choreography.... Perhaps the most adept and courageous choreographer in mainstream modern dance today." - Backstage
"Viewing Wien is like getting a front row seat at a grade 5 tornado." - The Salt Lake Tribune
"…Artful and mesmerizing, Xavier transforms a bravado dance style into an introspective meditation." - Dance Magazine
"The beauty of this company is the well executed and thought-out designs, with each work of art overflowing with creativity and excitement." –Jennifer Luxton, The Sundial, California State University
"The coiling fullness of Mr. Brooks's choreography, brimming with detail, frequently mesmerizes"– Siobhan Burke, New York Times
"A breath of fresh air! … One looks forward to a return visit."
– Anna Kisselgoff, The New York Times
"Trey McIntyre could hardly have come along at a better time." - The Denver Post
"One of the hottest choreographers in the dance world" - The Boston Globe
"Once in awhile we can talk about dance meant as art, an art which is able to restore the holy meaning of beauty." - Tutto Danza
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"Mourad Merzouki weaves street dance, hip-hop, acrobatics, and martial arts into elegant compositions." – The New Yorker
"The Cunningham dancers are among the strongest, most heroic anywhere."
-- The Washington Post
"The kinetic delight of Keigwin's high-powered dancing is infectious."
-- Dance Magazine
"If you like your dance virtuosic, spiritually uplifting and socially conscious, don't miss Philadanco." – The Philadelphia Enquirer
"One admirable aspect of Jessica Lang Dance's program is her awareness of space and her interest in altering it through scenery, costumes, and props. She doesn't use these as decoration or mood enhancers but as elements that shape the choreography." – Deborah Jowitt, Arts Journal
"Part surreal vaudeville, part circus, and part toy store after midnight. Whimsical… a delight for the eye." – The Village Voice
"Pinto's movement is sophisticated, rigorous, stylized. With the help of director Avshalom Pollak, she organizes those elements into a shimmering, shadowy world at once puzzling and plausible, a fantasy as eternally quixotic as a clown's sorrowful smile." – Vicki Sanders, Boston Herald
"One admirable aspect of Jessica Lang Dance's program is her awareness of space and interest in altering it through scenery, costumes, and props. She doesn't use these as decoration or mood enhancers but as elements that shape the choreography." – Deborah Jowitt, Arts Journal
"Like a dream, people and words come into focus and blur out; history becomes a deep well of associations." – Anna Reguero, Rochester Arts
"Ballet Memphis is something of a little engine that could, to sum up the imaginative grit of Dorothy Gunther Pugh, who has presided over the group with equal dashes of elegance and temerity for 20 years." – The New York Times