Tudor and Limon Celebrated by Susan Reiter, February 2008
The centennials of two major, and very different, 20th-century choreographers were celebrated with evident dedication and charming intimacy in this program. Given New York Theatre Ballet's longtime association with Antony Tudor's works, in meticulous stagings by former ABT principal and Tudor specialist Sallie Wilson, the evening was primarily devoted to his dances. But the inclusion of Limón's unfamiliar and surprising "Mazurkas" was an intelligent complementary bit of programming.
The Alice-in-Wonderland Follies by Elizabeth Zimmer, June 2001
Choreographer Keith Michael calls The Alice-in-Wonderland Follies a ballet vaudeville and sets it in New York’s Palace Theater circa 1915, 50 years after the publication of Lewis Carroll’s Victorian masterwork. His musical choices range from 19th-century favorites by Robert Schumann to rags and pop songs of the pre-World War I era. These give
the hour-long enterprise – pitched at children but with enough visual wit and beautifully executed dancing
to hold the most finicky ballet fan – a richness and intimacy rare on local stages, even the biggest ones. Details >