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Angel Corella in Swan Lake. © Rosalie O'Connor. (Click image for larger version)

American Ballet Theatre – Swan Lake, Angel Corella Farewell – New York

Corella’s final performance alongside Paloma Herrera – theirs is an enduring partnership – was just as one would have imagined it: ardent, joyful, and full of charm. He gave and gave…

Diana Vishneva and Marcelo Gomes in Onegin. © Gene Schiavone. (Click image for larger version)

American Ballet Theatre – Onegin – New York

And yet, even on its own terms, it leaves one wanting, despite the performances of two excellent casts… And it does not blossom with repeated viewing. Much to the contrary. What are its short-comings? First, the music…

Alina Cojocaru and Angel Corella in Giselle. © Gene Schiavone. (Click image for larger version)

American Ballet Theatre – Giselle – New York

…with Cojocaru the steps are sublimated into the character and the situation. She seems to be experiencing the ballet anew, moment by moment, with the audience. No surprise, then, that her mad scene is hypnotic, and changes from performance to performance…

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