Sunday, June 9, 2013

Back and forth across the plaza

It's the final weekend of the NYCB's Spring Season, and so on Friday night I found myself sloshing through Hurricane Andrea to get to the State Theatre. On Saturday I went to Le Corsaire at the ABT, and in the evening I went across the plaza (again) to the NYCB. Whew. That's a lot of ballet in two days.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Back to the NYCB

Returning to the NYCB after the circusy Don Quixote of ABT was like a palette cleanser. Were the performances perfect? No, but I felt at all times that I was watching a remarkable company perform the best choreography in the world. The program (Allegro Brillante, The Cage, Andantino, and Stravinsky Violin Concerto) had a little for everyone. I've really run out of plaudits for the NYCB and their ability to put on one high-quality performance after another.

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