Paying homage to American composers, a new program of five ballets, titled “Americana x Five” and presented as part of New York City Ballet’s fall season at Lincoln Center, covered an impressively broad range of choreographic and musical styles and moods—from classical to modern to Broadway.
Teresa Reichlen and Robert Fairchild dance “Slaughter On Tenth Avenue,” choreography by George Balanchine. Photograph by Paul Kolnik
The son of a painter and a set designer, director/choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot was, it seems, destined to have a life in the theater. Born and raised in Tours, in central France, in 1960, he studied dance and piano at the Conservatoire Nacional de Région de Tours before joining the Rosella Hightower International School of Dance in Cannes.Continue Reading
One would think that a dance inspired by the events of the January 6 insurrection—yes, a dance!—would not be the ideal stuff of theater, but the eight members of Laurie Sefton Creates (formerly Clairobscur Dance Company), succeeded in giving life to Sefton’s premiere “Herd. Person?”, while the dance, itself, was occasionally problematic.Continue Reading