Innovators and Icons 

The October 2 matinee program of New York City Ballet, conducted by Andrew Litton, featured two very recent works (both having premiered September 30, 2021) by Andrea Miller and Sidra Bell. They are their first live pieces (both choreographers created ballets for New...

Robbins Bigonzetti Ratmansky 

The September 25 evening program of the New York City Ballet’s fall season opened with Opus 19/The Dreamer, set to Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, the composer’s first violin concerto and often referred to as “music in technicolor.” So, too, Jerome...

“Interesting” Dancers

Interesting dancers Common wisdom/practice among arts critics is to avoid the adjective “interesting” – probably because it is so vague and ambiguous. Meaning everything, it means nothing. Maybe. I think if we take it to mean “singularly worth watching,” “a different...

Crystal Pite

Canadian dancer/choreographer Crystal Pite and company, Kidd Pivot, wowed audiences at On the Boards in February with her allegorical Dark Matters. Ostensibly, the title of her new work refers to both states of physics and of the human condition. But for me, the piece...

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