★★★★✰ Lauren Lovette has just said farewell to NYCB. Marina Harss on some moving performances - "The ovation was heartfelt, and went on for a long time."
Tag - Opus 19/The Dreamer
★★★✰✰ New York City Ballet’s fall season in New York continues with Opus 19/The Dreamer (Robbins), Russian Seasons (Ratmansky) and Amaria - a new piece for Maria Kowroski, who is about to retire from the company, by Mauro Bigonzetti.
★★★✰✰ Opus 19 feels at once nostalgic, mysterious and dreamy...
★★★★✰ There’s nothing like watching a woman crush a man’s neck with her thighs to make you go hmm, maybe that whole #MeToo thing has legs.
McBride joined the New York City Ballet in 1959, and two years later, at the age of 18, she was promoted to the rank of principal, becoming the youngest principal dancer in the troupe's history.
Watching these three ballets, made over a span of thirty-two years, one can see how Balanchine’s style evolved toward the hyper-stylization of Violin Concerto...
Acheron, Liam Scarlett's new piece, revealed a choreographer of prodigious imagination and compositional craft, adept at building an atmosphere and suffusing it with traces of meaning.