New York City Ballet’s Spring Season in Review

Benjamin Millepied’s Why am I not where you are, photo by Paul Kolnik

My review of New York City Ballet’s spring season, called Architecture of Dance, is in the July/August issue of The Brooklyn Rail.  Here’s an excerpt:

“Seven new ballets. Four commissioned scores. One renowned architect. This is what New York City Ballet offered over the course of its eight-week spring season, called Architecture of Dance. With nearly one new ballet every week—along with repertoire by George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins—it was hard to keep up. Of the four works I saw, by Mauro Bigonzetti, Benjamin Millepied, Alexei Ratmansky, and Wayne McGregor, none were groundbreaking but none were immediately forgettable, either. In cases where the costumes, music, or set designs shined, choreographic innovation was lacking (Ratmansky’s piece was an exception), which left me with a feeling of same old, same old.”

Read the rest at The Brooklyn Rail.

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