Repertory II Dazzles and Delights / by William Smith

by Susan Kepecs / Cultural Oyster

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I was dazzled by Madison Ballet’s Repertory II concert at the Bartell last weekend (March 21-22).  I attended the Saturday matinee.  What a thrill, after this bitter winter (and too many dull, formulaic performances by other companies) to see dance that was magical and uplifting.  The Repertory II program delivered three substantive short ballets that set the company’s strong, polished dancers free, within the neoclassical canon and the parameters of the choreography, to let loose and dance for joy.

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