Grand Rapids Ballet’s ‘MoveMedia’ a Gem

Memorias del Dorado - Annabelle Lopez Ochoa

It’s a unique experience for a dance writer to witness the blossoming of a dance troupe; to see its dancers and repertory evolve over time to higher levels of artistic excellence. That is what has unfolded at Grand Rapids Ballet Company since the arrival of former Pacific Northwest Ballet star Patricia Barker as artistic director in 2010. Since I began reviewing the company in 2011, I have seen the company transform from a fine regional ballet company into one now well-suited for the national stage. The company’s latest program MoveMedia at its own Peter Martin Wege Theatre reinforced that view. For it, Barker solicited choreographers from around the globe to submit proposals to create works on GRB.

By Steve Sucato
Read the story at Arts Air | Published: April 14, 2014

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