★★✰✰✰ There are six distinct works that, taped together, form WORKS... It adds up to a beguiling, albeit uneven and often inaccessible, 70-something minutes of dance.
Tag - Richard Strauss
★★★★✰ The audience laughs, the company looks great, the orchestra... sounds full and vibrant, and you leave the theatre with a rare feeling of joy. Lightness of spirit and complexity of execution in one delightful package.
★★★★✰ Alexei Ratmansky’s new ballet for ABT, Whipped Cream, is like a Viennese confection: so layered and airy that it takes a moment to fully take in the flavor of its many ingredients.
★★★★✰ Vienna Waltzes is a sure-fire hit. It seduces on many fronts: the ridiculously flattering gowns by Karinska (her last for the company), the sumptuous music, the multitudes of dancers...
A first for DanceTabs in covering the Polish Dance Platform event - 3 days of contemporary dance and big thinking in Lublin. Lucy Ribchester, who has covered much dance at the Edinburgh festivals, reports on a wide ranging event...
Someone who has embodied King's choreographic essence thoroughly in a few short years is Michael Montgomery. Everything he does feels completely natural, utterly effortless, like a child running freely, exploring his surroundings and his body without self-consciousness.