The New York Times
Date: 2010-02-17
Author: Alastair Macaulay

Article Mentions
Author, Alastair Macaulay
Mentioned, Charles Askegard
Mentioned, Peter Martins
Mentioned, Savannah Lowery
Mentioned, Jared Angle
Mentioned, Ashley Bouder
Mentioned, Sara Mearns
Mentioned, Wendy Whelan
Mentioned, Jennie Somogyi
Mentioned, Janie Taylor
Mentioned, Jonathan Stafford
Mentioned, New York City Ballet
Mentioned, Lincoln Center
At last! After months of concentrating on full-length narrative ballets, New York City Ballet is closing its winter season with three programs of the pure-dance works that are central to its legend. In the Balanchine double bill that opened on Tuesday night, the choreography suggested not less plot than the story ballets but more, and the company again looked itself though not in invariably good ways in the opening ballet, Liebeslieder Walzer. In the closing ballet, Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2, Ashley Bouder, branding her steps onto the music, swept through the lead role with the kind of quietly precise blaze that exemplifies how this troupe can be at its best. New York City Ballets production of Liebeslieder Walzer. The latest on th...(read more)
... At last! After months of concentrating on full-length narrative ballets, New York City Ballet is closing its winter season with three programs of the pure-dance works that are central to its legend. In the Balanchine double bill that opened on Tuesda ...
... not quite as good at gazing romantically across the stage at a ballerina as his own younger brother, Tyler (also a City Ballet principal), but still excellent in both respects. Ive sometimes wanted Jared Angle to be a tad less sober onstage, but her ...


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