James Sewell danced for six years with Eliot Feld’s company on the stage of the Joyce. That may have been when he got the idea that a ballet company could be structured like most modern dance companies—that is, to present choreography by the artistic director, who is also usually on hand as a performer. His small group (currently eight dancers including him) has flourished in Minneapolis, and it’s easy to see why. His work may not be trendy, but it’s musical, well made, often witty, and varied in terms of subject matter. For instance, last year the James Sewell Ballet came to the Joyce with a farcical piece based on the adventures of Garrison Keillor’s radio detective, Guy Noir, while... More >>>