James Sewell Ballet: Classic JSB

James Sewell creates dances that sing. This time out, he's choreographing to Chopin, a meeting of lyrical sensibilities with a bit of bite if there ever was one. A revival of the semi-autobiographical "Winter" draws on Sewell's childhood in Minnesota before he ran off to tropical New York for several years of performing and creating. "Dancing People: Solo Portraits of Six Dancers" should be an interesting take on the highly personable JSB dancers. Cofounder Sally Rousse, for instance, is one of the most fiercely talented dancers currently working in these parts, while Penelope Freeh can break your heart with a tilt of her gamine head and her finely tuned responsiveness. Finally, JSB reprises Jennifer Hart's "LightSpace," a welcome reminder of the brilliant Ms. Hart, who has since lit out for Texas.
Thu., Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m.; Fri., Oct. 24, 8 p.m.; Sat., Oct. 25, 11 a.m. & 8 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 26, 2 p.m., 2008

 
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