Ballet of the Dolls has gone back to its loamy roots with the informal cabaret performances that made the company so popular in the 1980s. Throughout this season, the Dolls are presenting a cabaret series with multicultural (sort of) themes. Last October, artistic director Myron Johnson transported us to Paris, via prewar Berlin, in an eerie and elegant production that parsed the cabaret format and gave it a fierce new eloquence. This time out, it's "Fellini unbuckled" (probably an oxymoron), in which we see both sides of La Dolce Vita. In Part I, the Dolls strut their stuff in appropriately flamboyant fantasies. In Part II, Johnson delivers his first solo performance since 1999. If you have any interest in dance, theater, or seeing one of the great performers of the last four decades move you to laughter and tears, don't miss this one.
Thursdays, Fridays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Starts: March 6. Continues through March 15, 2008