…Onegin remains a sparkling example of what a narrative ballet is and ought to be.
Too much Chopin? Perhaps.
New York City Ballet – Serenade, Agon, Symphony in C, Donizetti Variations, La Valse, Chaconne – New York
In recent seasons New York City Ballet has gotten into the habit of starting things off with a week or two of Balanchine. It’s an excellent idea.
“…a very striking and unusual piece with moments of real theatrical magic.”
…the Ukrainian-born soloist Anastasia Matvienko was a pliant, loose-limbed Cinderella who danced with uninhibited ease and looked perfectly at home in Ratmansky’s goofy interpretation of the character.
Inside There Falls is a multi-media experience, and an immersive and sensory one at that. It is complex in the ideas that it encompasses.
I suspect first-time Giselle-goers will like this bright production just fine. Veteran viewers, on the other hand, might find its mildness harder to swallow
Ultimately, it mattered less what Whelan and her collaborators were doing, and more that they were doing.
If you really think about it, Swan Lake is, for lack of a better phrase, an odd duck…
William Trevitt and Michael Nunn have taken their BalletBoyz company up a few gears with this latest work; pitching their 11 male dancers – and two guest women – into an intense, demanding, full-length piece exploring the horrors of war.
To watch Bournonville is to see visages of Marie Taglioni or Carlotta Grisi lifted straight from a lithograph, complete with the sloping shoulders, the torso tipping from the waist and the demure demeanor. As to the men, Bournonville gave them stuff to do,..
…we really are short-changed in not seeing these dancers more regularly.
It is the final act that brings out the best in them. Vasiliev is abject, Cojacaru is truly touching, despairing and resolutely resolved to die.
Vu-An writes in the programme that he has chosen the two ballets Soir de Fete and Pas de Dieux to make up an entertaining and enjoyable programme for the festive season. However, he has chosen two very contrasting and rather curious works…
As in his narrative ballets, Wheeldon crams in too many ideas. What he does supremely well is to convey emotions beyond words in his pas de deux and solos.
… what a Nutcracker Scottish Ballet now have – focused on the joy of children, the delight of dance and the wonder of magic and great design.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is making a big deal out of its premieres this year, but at the company’s “All New” program during its City Center residency, Matthew Rushing’s Odetta was the standout work.