Sarasota Ballet is known for its scrupulous renditions of ballets by Frederick Ashton and other British choreographers, as well as for its general excellence in classical dance. What it is less known for is commissioning new works from living choreographers. Which makes its new “A Comedy of Errors,” which premiered at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on March 26th, all the more remarkable.
Victoria Hulland and the Sarasota Ballet in David Bintley's “A Comedy of Errors.” Photograph by Frank Atura
One way to get to know the history of a company is through the “liner notes” of its “Swan Lake” production, and for those of us continuing to build an admiring familiarity with Pacific Northwest Ballet via its digital season offerings, Kent Stowell and Francia Russell’s “Swan Lake” provides an interesting glimpse into PNB prior to Peter Boal’s leadership.FREE ARTICLE