Category Archives: Performance Review

The Nutcracker: Collin County Ballet Theatre

This year’s Nutcracker season concludes with Collin County Ballet Theatre’s spirited version featuring stunning guest artists and live music at the Eisemann Center. Richardson — With more than 15 professional and pre-professional The Nutcracker productions running from Thanksgiving to Christmas … Continue reading

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Bench Strength

Beckles Dancing Company demonstrates steady artistic growth and maturity in the company’s annual spring performance simply titled 21. Dallas — Simple body lines. Subtle musicality. Intense emotional connections. These were the common threads that elevated Beckles Dancing Company’s spring show, … Continue reading

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Review: Dallas Youth Ballet’s Rockefeller Christmas Spectacular

Dallas Youth Ballet channels The Rockettes in its highly entertaining Rockefeller Christmas Spectacular at Dallas City Performance Hall. Dallas — While most pre-professional dance companies in the area are focusing solely on their balletic form during this time of year … Continue reading

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Review: Nutcracker, Ballet Ensemble of Texas

Ballet Ensemble of Texas enchants audiences with its wonderfully musical and technically creative version of The Nutcracker in Irving. Irving — Of the multiple pre-professional Nutcrackers I’ve been able to see this season, Ballet Ensemble of Texas’ (BET) annual production … Continue reading

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Review: Nutcracker, LakeCities Ballet Theatre

LakeCities Ballet Theatre offer up a visual feast of vibrant dancing and stellar guest artists in honor of its 25th production of The Nutcracker. Flower Mound — With stunning sets, exquisite dancing and live musical accompaniment provided by the Lewisville … Continue reading

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Review: Chamberlain Performing Arts’ Nutcracker

Chamberlain Performing Arts delivers strong technique and spectacular guest artists at the company’s 31st Nutcracker production this weekend. Richardson — Oh, the weather outside was definitely frightful last Friday evening, but the mood inside the Eisemann Center for Performing Arts … Continue reading

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Review: The Show About Men, Danielle Georgiou Dance Group

Danielle Georgiou Dance Group picks apart some age-old male stereotypes using song and dance and a balance of darkness and humor in The Show About Men. Dallas — Man up! Real men Shave! Don’t be a D***! A Barbie is … Continue reading

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Review: LakeCities Ballet Theatre’s Dracula

This was the first ballet I brought my daughter to and she did great. She is 2 1/2 and sat through the whole first half. The second half was a little scary so my husband took her into the lobby. … Continue reading

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Review: Epiphany DanceArts, Diamonds

Precious Gem Epiphany DanceArts stretches itself technically and emotionally in an encore performance of Diamonds at the Eisemann Center. Richardson — Bold. Edgy. Emotionally volatile. One wouldn’t typically use these words to describe Epiphany DanceArts. Created by Melissa DeGroat six … Continue reading

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Review: Dallas Black Dance Theatre DanceAfrica 2015

Dallas Black Dance Theatre kicks off its 39th season with an impressive showing of African dance styles and intricate drumming techniques at its annual DanceAfrica performance. Dallas — Peace! Love! Respect! For Everybody! These values played a pivotal role in … Continue reading

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