It’s occasionally violent, often poignant and full of exuberant dancing.
Savannah Lowery took me by surprise with her taut, bristling energy. Indiana Woodward and Brittany Pollack were speed bunnies.This is a dance that doesn’t have anything particular to say other than “it’s so much fun to be us so let’s dance like there’s no tomorrow.” This evening with the New York City Ballet was fully satisfying if not among my favorite programs.Emilie Gerrity and Aaron Sanz sailed through a waltz that was ballroom and ballet in equal measure.In the fourth part Gerrity, Lauren Lovette and Ashley Hod moved in canon with a series of simple steps that added up to more than its parts.Isaac’s appeared barely able to contain herself, looking like she had to put the brakes on or she might explode.
Tiler Peck and Amar Ramasar were perfect in their duet that incorporated some old school breakdancing moves reminiscent of Crazy Legs. After her just-completed triumph in Swan Lake we’re obliged to say no.
It had a bushel of great music and dancing with a terrific couple of Pecks at the end. Artistic directors of Ballet Boyz Billy Trevitt and Michael Nunn stage a speed dating style collaboration, match making four choreographers with four composers.
The quality of performance is top-notch, but the choreography is pot luck in places.
Maria Kowroski, starting in a tight, crossed over fifth position, used just her elegant, long arms to create exquisite lines that flowed from her center out to infinity.
As she and her partner, Jared Angle, began to move, their individual geometry drew together and spread apart in a continuous flow that was spare and yet deeply moving. Kowroski was utterly compelling and drew the audience into her world.
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