Kate Dobbs Ariail

Kate Dobbs Ariail

Kate Dobbs Ariail has written extensively about the arts since 1988 for many publications, with her specialties being dance, theater and the visual arts, particularly fine crafts. A long-time resident of downtown Durham, she is a seasoned observer of the Triangle's arts development and covers dance and theater throughout the area, as well as making occasional forays elsewhere in the state.

Kate was a 2009 NEA Fellow in Dance Criticism at the American Dance Festival. She holds an MFA degree from Syracuse University in studio art and a BFA in design from UNC-Greensboro. Her "way in" to the performing arts is intensely visual, and her writing is often marked by its descriptive qualities. She has loved ballet and dance since age five and discovered the power of theater at fifteen. She sees as many performances as she can, both imported and local.

Currently, Kate divides her time between Durham and Washington, DC, which allows her the opportunity to put the Triangle’s artistic offerings in a larger context.

Articles by Kate Dobbs Ariail:

Duke Performances Puts Christian McBride and Tip City up at 21c

Jazz Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  April 30, 2017

Recordare: Multi-media Defiant Requiem at UNC

Choral Music, Orchestral Music, Performance Art, Vocal Music Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  April 20, 2017

Geimaru-za Performs Japanese Dance and Music at Duke

Dance, Performance Art Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  March 7, 2017

Count: Documentary Theatre in Process

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  March 3, 2017

Well-read: Ayad Akhtar's The Who and The What

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  February 16, 2017

The Music Cure: Alejandro Escovedo at the ArtsCenter

Contemporary Music, Country Music, Music Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  December 2, 2016

Circle Unbroken: Sō Percussion Gives Life-Affirming Concert at Duke Performances

Contemporary Music, Percussion Ensemble Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  November 18, 2016

Trisha Brown In Plain Site at the Nasher

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  October 29, 2016

PlayMakers' Mainstage Season Opens with Detroit '67

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  September 18, 2016

Michelle Dorrance and Company Return to CPA

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  September 14, 2016

So Beautiful: Lar Lubovitch Dance at ADF

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  July 11, 2016

Be Here Now with Hubbard Street Dance at ADF

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  July 8, 2016

Not As Sharp as It Should Be: NC Theatre's Wit

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  May 1, 2016

More Than Fun: Cirque Compagnia Finzi Pasca at CPA

Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  April 27, 2016

Ahoy, Charm! H.M.S. Pinafore Rides High at the Carolina

Operetta Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  April 14, 2016

High Passions with Flamenco Vivo at Motorco

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  February 12, 2016

Naked Games: Compagnie Marie Chouinard

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  January 16, 2016

Further on Down the Road: Highway 47 Runs through PRC2

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  January 6, 2016

Stripping to the Essentials: You Us We All at CPA

Opera Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  November 17, 2015

The Gregg Presents Life's Little Dramas

Puppet Theatre, Visual Art Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  October 29, 2015

Ancient Antigone Made New

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  October 9, 2015

Disgraced: An American Tragedy at PRC

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  September 19, 2015

Unadulterated Dancing: Zvidance's Whirlwind Dabke at ADF

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  July 13, 2015

New Work by Bill T. Jones at ADF

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  July 10, 2015

Lila Downs Sings the House Down in DP Season-closer at Carolina Theatre

Folk Music Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  May 2, 2015

Durham Savoyards' Sparkling Utopia, Limited

Operetta Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  March 27, 2015

Communication Failure: Hans Raj Hans at CPA  

Indian Classical Music and Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  March 20, 2015

Redbird's Second Program Features Hot New Play By Howard Craft

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  March 14, 2015

Shimmering Shivalingappa at Carolina Performing Arts

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  February 18, 2015

When Our Ethics Battle Our Dreams: Trouble in Mind at PlayMakers

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  January 24, 2015

I and You, and All of Us, at Manbites Dog

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  December 5, 2014

Israeli Dance Company Batsheva at Carolina Performing Arts

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  November 21, 2014

Midsummer's Magic in November, at PlayMakers

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  November 8, 2014

Fine Performances in The Landing at Deep Dish Theater

Musical Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  November 1, 2014

Well-mannered Rude Mechanicals Play Duke Performances

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  September 24, 2014

A Suave Mousse of Motion: Ballet Preljocaj at ADF

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  July 11, 2014

Dancing in the Dark at ADF

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  July 5, 2014

Roses and Thorns

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  June 20, 2014

Now. Here. This. NC Dances at ADF

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  June 18, 2014

Mesmerized by Gregory Maqoma/Vuyani Dance Theatre at ADF

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  June 15, 2014

Gem of the Ocean Rides High at the Carrboro ArtsCenter

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  May 10, 2014

Deep Dish Wraps Up 13th Season with a Cold Dream

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  May 9, 2014

Extreme Action Heroes return to CPA in FORCES

Dance-Theatre, Performance Art, Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  March 18, 2014

NC Symphony with The Chieftains

Orchestral Music, World Music Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  March 4, 2014

Happy Dancing at Carolina Performing Arts

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  February 25, 2014

Duke Performances Premieres Love's Infrastructure

Puppet Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  January 23, 2014

Christmas Eve Time Machine at the Carrboro ArtsCenter

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  December 13, 2013

True Stories Staged: The Best of Enemies at Manbites Dog

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  December 7, 2013

Swimming in the Ocean of Sound: People Get Ready at Duke

Contemporary Music, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  November 15, 2013

Sensory Seduction in UNC's Memorial Hall

Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  November 4, 2013

PRC2 Premieres Loudon Wainwright III's Surviving Twin

Music, Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  September 4, 2013

The Black Lillies: Bodacious Bouquet from American Roots

Traditional Music Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  August 3, 2013

ADF Commissions Make Footprints

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  July 22, 2013

No Fresh Air in Aerial Dance at ADF

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  July 5, 2013

NC Dancers Grace American Dance Festival

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  June 19, 2013

American Dance Festival 2013 Opens With Shen Wei

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  June 13, 2013

An Able Production of The Cripple of Inishmaan at Deep Dish

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  May 1, 2013

Knockout Nederlands Dans at Carolina Performing Arts

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  April 3, 2013

KODO Gives “beat” Fresh Meaning at CPA

Percussion Ensemble Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  February 25, 2013

Angela Hewitt: The Pleasure of Her Company

Recital Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  February 17, 2013

Super-hot Dancing in the Devil's Hometown

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  February 8, 2013

A Love Supreme: Savion Glover at Duke

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  January 23, 2013

Passion at the Piano: Joyce Yang at Duke Performances

Recital Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  January 19, 2013

Duke Performances Supplies the Forest for The Trees

Chamber Orchestra Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  December 7, 2012

70 Scenes, Seen Again 25 Years Later at Manbites Dog

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  November 30, 2012

Hot Now in Raleigh: August: Osage County  

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  November 29, 2012

Conor McPherson's Shining City at Burning Coal

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  November 1, 2012

The Paper Hat Game Plays Manbites Dog

Puppet Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  October 18, 2012

Not Enough Dancing in Duke Performances Kathak Concert

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  October 4, 2012

Growing Up Fast with Jailbait at Burning Coal

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  September 27, 2012

Art and Its Philosophies in PRC's Red

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  September 22, 2012

Stupendous Dancing by Vertigo at ADF

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  July 13, 2012

ADF Presents Ragamala's Beautiful Sacred Earth

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  July 10, 2012

Laughing at ADF with Monica Bill Barnes & Company

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  July 1, 2012

ADF Shows Its Muscle with the Stephen Petronio Company

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  June 15, 2012

Life: Get In On It at Manbites Dog Theater

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  May 24, 2012

Robot Love: Henceforward... at Deep Dish Theater

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  May 9, 2012

White as Snow, Red as Blood, Black as Ebony: Ballet Preljocaj's Snow White

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  April 4, 2012

Duke Performances Goes FAR

Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  February 24, 2012

La Pasión Flamenca, Live and In Color at Duke

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  February 11, 2012

Cymbeline, Sweetly Sung

Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  February 2, 2012

Oh, You Masters of War: Little Green Pig Presents Donald

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  January 26, 2012

Nilaja Sun's Incisive No Child at PRC2

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  January 11, 2012

Playing With History: Henry V (on Trapeze) at Burning Coal

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  December 1, 2011

Kuchipudi Dancer Graces Memorial Hall

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  November 8, 2011

The Gate's Endgame at Historic Playmakers

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  November 3, 2011

The Gate Theatre Opens Beckett at Historic Playmakers

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  November 2, 2011

Australian Dance Company Chunky Move at Duke

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  October 28, 2011

Eastman Brings Its Babel (words) to UNC

Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  October 9, 2011

Indelible: Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan returns to Chapel Hill

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  October 6, 2011

Fierce and Funky: Philadanco at Carolina

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  September 23, 2011

Glass: Little Green Pig Mixes Up a Family Menagerie

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  September 8, 2011

Limited States, Limited Interest

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  July 14, 2011

Emanuel Gat's Brilliant Corners at ADF

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  July 7, 2011

Floating On: Eiko and Koma Reconstruct The River for ADF

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  July 5, 2011

Techno-Pilobolo

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  June 30, 2011

Rosie Dances Rosie

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  June 27, 2011

American Dance Festival Opens with Post-modern Pow

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  June 10, 2011

Regional Choreographers Present New Work

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  May 1, 2011

Burning Coal Theater Presents The Shape of The Table

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  April 7, 2011

The Bad Plus On Sacred Ground

Jazz Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  March 26, 2011

Frolicking with Gilbert, Sullivan and The Savoyards

Operetta Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  March 24, 2011

Now You See Me

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  March 17, 2011

The Abbey Theatre Tour of Mark O'Rowe's Terminus

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  February 25, 2011

A Great Company Makes Its Legacy Tour

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  February 4, 2011

Three Days of Dance at Meredith College

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  January 29, 2011

A Glowing Dark: Dinnerstein and Merritt Premiere Night at Duke

Music Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  January 21, 2011

Kelly Doyle's Blue Premieres at Burning Coal

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  January 20, 2011

Coming to You Almost Live: Piano Starts Here

Jazz, Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  December 8, 2010

This Art Is Not a Product: Ralph Lemon at Duke

Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  November 5, 2010

Bombay Bellywood at Durham's Carolina

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  October 29, 2010

Dracula Lives Again at NC Dance Theatre

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  October 8, 2010

Playmakers Mainstage: As You Like It

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  September 25, 2010

Loudon Wainwright III and the Charlie Poole Project at Duke

Music Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  September 24, 2010

Sometimes the Song is Sweet: To Kill a Mockingbird at Burning Coal Theatre

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  September 12, 2010

"Pleasure is the law" - Brooklyn Rider Opens September Prelude at UNC

Chamber Music Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  September 10, 2010

American Dance Festival: Shen Wei Shines

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  July 22, 2010

Past/Forward at ADF

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  July 19, 2010

A Surge of Joy: Paul Taylor at ADF

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  July 15, 2010

It's Her Party: The Return of Rosie Herrera to ADF

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  July 12, 2010

Flying Too Close to the Ground: Brenda Angiel Aerial Dance at ADF

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  July 8, 2010

Not Quite Ready for Harvest: Martha Clarke's Angel Reapers at ADF

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  July 5, 2010

Pilobolus at ADF

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  July 1, 2010

Elastic Fantastic RUBBERBANDance at ADF

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  June 24, 2010

Dendy Dancetheater at ADF: So You Think You Can Act?

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  June 21, 2010

Ballet Across America Closes with Triple Splendor

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  June 18, 2010

Ballet Across America: Part II

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  June 17, 2010

Ballet on the Potomac: NC Dance Theatre Dances in DC

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  June 15, 2010

Take Me to the River: Eurydice Meets Her Fate at The ArtsCenter

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  May 14, 2010

Blank Slate Dances in Durham

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  May 8, 2010

Raleigh Dance Theatre at 25

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  March 20, 2010

This Thing Called Reconciliation: MoLoRa at Duke

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  March 19, 2010

Engrossing Limbo at Burning Coal Theatre

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  March 11, 2010

The Thrill of the Brave: STREB's Extreme Action at UNC

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  February 19, 2010

The Shipment at UNC: Package Not Delivered

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  February 12, 2010

I Won't Tell You the Ending: Alonzo King's Spellbinding Scheherazade at Duke

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  January 29, 2010

Charlotte Lights up the Knight

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  January 8, 2010

Now Dancing in Durham

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  December 6, 2009

Making Much of Much Ado at Burning Coal

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  December 5, 2009

Oh! Mr. Rochester: A New Jane Eyre by Little Green Pig

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  December 4, 2009

Bewitched by Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca at UNC

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  November 20, 2009

Innovative Works at NC Dance Theatre

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  November 5, 2009

Caleb Calypso and the Midnight Marauders Raid Manbites Dog Theater

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  October 29, 2009

Little Green Pig Premieres The Italian Actress

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  September 18, 2009

Swing Your Partner: Ballet, Ballroom & Bluegrass at N.C. Dance Theatre

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  September 17, 2009

It's All Happening at the Zoo: Ghost & Spice Produces Albee

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  September 11, 2009

Seeing the Music: Mark Morris Wraps Up the ADF

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  July 23, 2009

Ecstatic Visages: Laura Dean's Infinity at ADF

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  July 20, 2009

Keeping it Clean with Paul Taylor at ADF

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  July 16, 2009

Fräulein Maria at ADF

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  July 13, 2009

Pilobolus Makes its Annual Visit at ADF

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  July 9, 2009

Modern Ballet: ADF Continues

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  July 2, 2009

Artful Disorder: H. Art Chaos at ADF

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  June 29, 2009

ADF Gets In the Groove with Decadance

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  June 25, 2009

ADF Continues with Emanuel Gat

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  June 22, 2009

And They're Off - Shen Wei Launches the ADF

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  June 18, 2009

The Bolshoi Ballet's Ravishing Don Quixote

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  June 10, 2009

Up and at 'em at Manbites Dog Theater: The Age of Arousal

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  May 29, 2009

2 Women x 9 Parts of Desire x PRC2

Theatre Preview by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  April 22, 2009

UNC Presents Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at 50

Choral Music, Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  April 21, 2009

Dance Theatre in the Vanguard: Compagnie Marie Chouinard at UNC

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  March 25, 2009

Secrets and Lies: The Overwhelming at Manbites Dog Theater

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  March 19, 2009

Disturbed Spirit: Vincent Mantsoe Dances at Hayti

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  March 19, 2009

Dancing Cinema: NC Dance Theatre's A Night at the Movies

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  March 5, 2009

A Full Spectrum of Needless Talents

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  February 19, 2009

When Your Day Job is Torture: The Receptionist at Manbites Dog

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  February 12, 2009

Hot Color: Brian Brooks Moving Company at NCSU

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  February 6, 2009

Repertory at PlayMakers Includes a Glowing Glass Menagerie

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  January 31, 2009

"The Devil's Fiddler" - Roby Lakatos and Ensemble at Duke

World Music Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  January 25, 2009

Re- Remade: Shen Wei Dance Arts at Duke

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  January 23, 2009

The Young Ladies of... Is a Sometimes Trying, Sometimes Touching, Pastiche

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  January 7, 2009

Leaflets in Hand: Divine Performing Arts at Durham Performing Arts Center

Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  December 28, 2008

Who's Fooling Whom? Act a Lady at Manbites Dog Theater

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  December 4, 2008

Dance Delivers Disavowal as David Dorfman Does Duke

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  November 13, 2008

Compañia Flamenco José Porcel at Duke

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  November 7, 2008

British Playwright Terry Johnson's Hysterical 1993 Farce, Hysteria, Is a Delight

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  November 6, 2008

Inbal Pinto Dance Company: A Shimmering Shaker at UNC

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  November 5, 2008

The Rite of Spring: Compagnie Heddy Maalem at UNC-Chapel Hill

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  October 25, 2008

Political Art to the nth Degree: DV8's To Be Straight With You at UNC-CH

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  October 10, 2008

Only An Expert Can Deal With the Problem: Laurie Anderson at Duke

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  September 18, 2008

Subject to a Higher Law: Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern Puts Us on The Island

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  September 4, 2008

ADF Closes 75th Season with Japanese Sweets

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  July 19, 2008

Japanese Mini-fest at ADF - Kochuten and Dairakudakan

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  July 16, 2008

Past/Forward at ADF

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  July 14, 2008

Goin' A Buffalo with The Little Green Pig

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  July 9, 2008

ADF: Ron K. Brown, Cleo Parker Robinson, and Doug Varone

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  July 7, 2008

ADF: Paul Taylor and the Aspen/Santa Fe Ballet

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  July 3, 2008

ADF: Keigwin + Company, Battleworks and PARADIGM

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  June 30, 2008

Into the Sublime at ADF: Martha Graham and Lar Lubovitch

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  June 26, 2008

The Audience Wins in a TKO in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  June 25, 2008

Extreme Philosophies at ADF (Marin, Teker and Radin)

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  June 24, 2008

Pilobolus at ADF

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  June 19, 2008

The Collaborationists: ADF's Fourth Program

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  June 16, 2008

ADF: Trisha Brown and Ririe-Woodbury Dance Companies

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  June 12, 2008

ADF: Limón and Dayton Contemporary Dance Companies

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  June 8, 2008

ADF Opens 75th Anniversary Season

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  June 5, 2008

Mix, Match, and Mash-Up: Fistful of Love at Manbites Dog

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  May 16, 2008

Romeo and Juliet Triumphant: NC Dance Theatre's New Production

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  May 15, 2008

Triangle Youth Ballet: Sleeping Beauty

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  May 10, 2008

Asheville Symphony Orchestra: A Russian Feast Indeed

Orchestral Music Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  May 10, 2008

Less a Dance Event Than a Themed Variety Show, Riverdance Includes Lots of Fancy Irish, Spanish...

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  April 29, 2008

Now See This: Mike Wiley in Witness to an Execution at PRC2

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  April 23, 2008

No Guts, No Glory: Merce Cunningham at UNC

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  April 18, 2008

Dance as Evidence

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  March 28, 2008

Good Wine: New Traditions Theatre at Common Ground

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  March 20, 2008

Duke Performances: Bill T. Jones

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  March 19, 2008

Garth Fagan Dance Co. at NCSU

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  March 13, 2008

North Carolina Dance Theater

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  March 7, 2008

Nrityagram Dance Ensemble

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  March 2, 2008

History in Motion: Urban Bush Women Dance with Compagnie Jant-Bi

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  February 22, 2008

Bare Theatre: An Othello for Our Times

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  February 14, 2008

Video Soul Premieres at Duke Performances

Contemporary Music Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  February 9, 2008

NC Dance Theatre's Spectacular Nutcracker

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  December 15, 2007

The New Old-Fashioned: The Little Prince at Playmakers Rep

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  December 4, 2007

Duke Performances: Classical Theater of Harlem's R&J

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  November 10, 2007

NC Dance Theatre's Innovative Works

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  November 3, 2007

Carolina Ballet: Carmina Burana

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  October 26, 2007

Rite Gone Wrong: nicholasleichterdance at NC State

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  October 25, 2007

Virginía Rodrigues Quartet at Duke

World Music Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  October 24, 2007

Rain and Magic: Cirque Eloize at UNC-CH

Dance-Theatre, Musical Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  October 23, 2007

Battleworks Following Monk

Dance, Jazz Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  October 19, 2007

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre: Written on the Wind

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  September 28, 2007

Connecting the LINES to Monk - Alonzo King's Ballet at Duke

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  September 27, 2007

Brave Hearts: NC Dance Theatre's Season Opener

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  September 22, 2007

ADF Closes with Glorious Morris

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  July 19, 2007

ADF's Janus Faces: Past/Forward and the Faculty Show

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  July 16, 2007

As in a Dream: Paul Taylor at ADF

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  July 12, 2007

ADF's Argentine Festival, Part II

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  July 8, 2007

Doubleheader of the Absurd at ADF: Argentine Fest I

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  July 5, 2007

In the Land of the Droids: Shen Wei at ADF

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  July 1, 2007

ADF: Hubbard Street Dance

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  June 30, 2007

Looking Toward the Future: Eiko and Koma at ADF

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  June 25, 2007

ADF: Pilobolus!

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  June 21, 2007

ADF: Russian Festival, Part 2

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  June 17, 2007

ADF: From Russia with Clarity

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  June 15, 2007

ADF Continues with the Home Team: African American Dance Ensemble

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  June 12, 2007

Earthly Delights: ADF 2007 Opens With Martha Clarke

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  June 7, 2007

The Pointe of Post-Modernism: NC Dance Theatre's Rhythmic Moves

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  May 17, 2007

Carolina Ballet: Swan Lake

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  April 19, 2007

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  April 13, 2007

Carolina Ballet: Firebird

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  March 18, 2007

Mineral, Vegetable, Animal: NC Dance Theatre's Natural Beauty

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  March 10, 2007

South African Choreographer Vincent Mantsoe at Duke

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  March 3, 2007

In Living Color

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  February 20, 2007

Epic Dance Theater

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  February 17, 2007

Carolina Ballet Festival

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  February 15, 2007

Impressive Monet Impressions at Carolina Ballet

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  January 11, 2007

Double Nut Fun

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  December 16, 2006

Carolina Ballet: Mostly Fascinating

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  November 16, 2006

Nouveau Ballet

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  November 3, 2006

Caught, Again

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  November 2, 2006

North Carolina Dance Theater: Exciting Mixed Bag

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  September 30, 2006

Liz Lerman at Duke: Sometimes Beautiful, Rarely Ferocious

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  September 15, 2006

Carolina Ballet: A Happy Return of Tragic Carmen

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  September 14, 2006

A Beautiful Mourning

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  July 22, 2006

Hot Now

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  July 17, 2006

Testify Truly

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  July 13, 2006

Keigwin Plus or Minus

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  July 10, 2006

The Essence of Great Art

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  July 6, 2006

Shining Shen Wei

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  July 3, 2006

Beauty, Abused

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  June 29, 2006

The Pig Has Flown at ADF: Provincial Dances Theatre's Wings At Tea

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  June 26, 2006

Livin' and Lovin' in a Pilobolean World

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  June 22, 2006

Too Much Talk and Not Enough Action

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  June 19, 2006

Footloose Fireworks

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  June 15, 2006

Rough but Not Ready

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  June 12, 2006

Evanescent Coalescence

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  June 8, 2006

Fairytale Endings for Carolina Ballet's Season

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  May 18, 2006

Take This Journey!

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  April 6, 2006

Choreolab 2006

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  April 1, 2006

Any Old Town

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  March 23, 2006

alban elved Teams with Mt. Tabor HS Dancers

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  March 9, 2006

Snow White and Rosamundi

Dance, Dance-Theatre Feature by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  February 25, 2006

Modern Dance Lives On and On

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  February 17, 2006

Sweet Suite: Carolina Ballet Courts Shakespeare

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  February 16, 2006

Muted Passion

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  February 14, 2006

Philadanco Lights Up Stewart Theatre

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  February 2, 2006

NC Dance Festival Visits Meredith College

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  January 27, 2006

Pure Movement from Rennie Harris

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  January 21, 2006

Lula Washington Dance Theatre Visits Durham

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  January 20, 2006

Carolina Ballet's Nutcracker in a "New" Venue

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  December 2, 2005

John Mayall & Company

Blues Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  November 9, 2005

AADE at Home

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  November 4, 2005

NCSU Hosts the Parsons Dance Company

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  November 3, 2005

Carolina Ballet Comes up with Three Winners

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  October 27, 2005

Eiko & Koma @ the Nasher

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  October 19, 2005

A Tale of Two Romeos, Two Companies, and More

Dance, Dance-Theatre Feature by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  September 23, 2005

Keenly-Anticipated ICCP Doesn't Disappoint

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  July 18, 2005

alban elved - & "Acts to Follow" - at Duke

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  July 16, 2005

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company - "Wow! Hope You Can See This!"

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  July 14, 2005

Seven Lucky Numbers for Battleworks at the ADF

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  July 11, 2005

French Hip-Hop? Compagnie Käfig!

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  July 7, 2005

Brian Brooks Moving Company at the ADF

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  July 5, 2005

Dancing on - & in - Air

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  June 30, 2005

A Chilly Evening in Summer

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  June 27, 2005

Agony and Ecstasy: ADF Continues

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  June 23, 2005

Pilobolus!

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  June 16, 2005

Show Me the Leopard

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  June 14, 2005

The ADF Gets Underway with Shen Wei

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  June 9, 2005

Lustrous Swan Completes Ballet's Season

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  May 19, 2005

Nightingale Rising

Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  May 5, 2005

Mechanisms of an Art, Obligingly Displayed

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  April 21, 2005

Hot at Hayti

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  April 15, 2005

Duke Presents nicholasleichterdance

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  March 23, 2005

Carolina Ballet Rambles in & with Red Clay

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  February 24, 2005

alban elved Does Duke

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  February 17, 2005

Tears and Rain

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  January 28, 2005

Hubba Hubba Hubbard Street 2

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  January 26, 2005

Carolina Ballet's Recurring Holiday Gift

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  December 17, 2004

Duke Celebrates Dance

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  November 6, 2004

Bangarra Dance Theatre

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  October 28, 2004

Miami City Ballet Visits Duke

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  October 14, 2004

AADE: Agoo! Amee!

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  October 10, 2004

Mariza

World Music Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  October 5, 2004

Cornelia Kip Lee at the NCMA

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  October 3, 2004

Balanchine Bubbles: 'S Wonderful

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  September 30, 2004

Carolina Ballet's Balanchine Tributes Continue

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  September 23, 2004

Lavanya at Duke

Dance, World Music Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  September 11, 2004

ADF 2004 Closes with Glory Days

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  July 22, 2004

Strange and Stranger at ADF

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  July 14, 2004

Shen Wei: Obvious Connection

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  July 6, 2004

Samplin' at ADF

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  July 1, 2004

Back-to-Back Contrasts at the ADF

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  June 24, 2004

ADF: 50 Years of Paul Taylor, or The Fire This Time

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  June 19, 2004

Dance and Stage Movement in Operas - and More - at the Spoleto Festival USA

Dance, Opera Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  June 12, 2004

Carolina Ballet Ends Season with MSND & More

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  May 13, 2004

Ballethnic Dance Company's The Leopard's Tale

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  April 30, 2004

ChoreoLab 2004

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  March 27, 2004

Carolina Ballet's Balanchine Tribute, Parts I & II

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  February 19, 2004

Carolina Ballet's Enhanced Nutcracker

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  December 19, 2003

Working Without a Net

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  October 16, 2003

Carolina Ballet's Ballet Festival

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  September 20, 2003

Terpsicorps in Asheville

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  August 9, 2003

American Dance Festival: Dairakudakan

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  July 11, 2003

Nrityagram Dance Ensemble,"Sri - In Search of the Goddess"

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  July 1, 2003

At ADF: Three French Companies

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  June 24, 2003

American Dance Festival: Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  June 6, 2003

Carolina Ballet: The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen

Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  May 31, 2003

Carolina Ballet Revisits Messiah

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  April 3, 2003

Carolina Ballet's Ballet Plus

Dance Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  February 22, 2003

A Trio of Nutcrackers

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Kate Dobbs Ariail,  December 29, 2002