New York City Ballet’s program titled “Here/Now” included a selection of works the company presented during its last season’s spring festival of the same title. This was a winning quadruple bill on all levels, featuring ballets by some of the most prominent choreographers working today: Alexei Ratmansky, Christopher Wheeldon, and Justin Peck.
Sara Mearns and New York City Ballet in “Odessa” by Alexei Ratmansky. Photograph by Paul Kolnik
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