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Dance Critic Alice Kaderlan: Choreography That Tells A Story

Dave Beck

Seattle dance critic Alice Kaderlan is always a bit skeptical when she heads off to see a story ballet. Too often, story ballets are full of distracting movement and awkward pantomime that takes away from the impact of the story and its characters. But Alice says she'd go see a story ballet by Russian choreographer Alexei Ratmansky any time. Ratmansky's production of "Don Quixote" is at Pacific Northwest Ballet this month. Alice tells KUOW's Dave Beck about how meeting the choreographer, seeing his work in Russia and watching him rehearse in Seattle has made her a believer in the potential of story ballet.

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"Don Quixote" is at Pacific Northwest Ballet, McCaw Hall, February 3–12.

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