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Mme. Hermine

Sunday, December 8

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Charles Isherwood reviews Cheri for the New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/09/theater/reviews/alessandra-ferri-and-herman-cornejo-in-cheri-at-the-signature.html?ref=arts

The rapture of sexual love and the disorienting pain of parting are viewed as through frosted glass in “Chéri,” a dramatically muted but gorgeously danced new work from the choreographer Martha Clarke, based on the titular novella by Colette.

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Romeo and Juliet will be presented by the dancers of Point Park College to mark the retirement of Nicolas Petrov:

http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/theater-dance/2013/12/09/Final-steps-in-67-years-of-dance/stories/201312090026

"Romeo and Juliet" was the ballet that virtually started it all for Nicolas Petrov. It was the first professional production that he saw as a student in Yugoslavia. Later, as the founding artistic director of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, he created the first American production in 1971. Now he will come full circle as the full-length ballet is revived at Point Park University, marking his final bow in a 67-year dancing career.

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A review of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's Nutcracker:

http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/theater-dance/2013/12/09/PBT-s-savory-team-spices-Nutcracker/stories/201312090043

Spurred on by an enthusiastic audience, the opening night cast took chances with Mr. Orr's by now familiar choreography, elevating it to a new level. Christine Schwaner (Marie), so wide-eyed and fresh, and Alexandre Silva (Nephew/Nutcracker), looking trimmer, something that brought a lightness and spring to his jumps, capitalized on their success in "Giselle" last year.

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