A white whale, a boxing ring, and other unexpected pleasures

Feb 11th, 2013 | | Category: Reviews

by Lynn Fergusson

The recent performance of the Roxey Ballet, “Winter Works…to Warm the Soul”, held at the Canal Studios in Lambertville, could almost have been subtitled “A Roxey/Jarboe Retrospective”. Reviving works from the 17-year collaboration between Mark Roxey and Richard Jarboe, interspersed with monologues and songs from the poet/playwright/songwriter, the repertory presented was eclectic, original, and demanded a willingness from the audience to dispel any preconceived notions about what to expect at a ballet performance. The rewards for doing so, however, were well worth it.

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