Lauren Lovette and Anthony Huxley had their débuts in Peter Martins’ La Sylphide, and Teresa Reichlen and Zachary Catazaro danced the pas de deux from Flower Festival in Genzano. Read my review for DanceTabs here.
Abrera had her début in ABT’s Giselle on Saturday, May 23. You can read my review for DanceTabs here.
On Saturday night, Misty Copeland had her New York début as the Cowgirl in Agnes de Mille’s “Rodeo.” She was fantastic: funny, relaxed, charming, touching. A natural comedienne. It was a side of her dancing I’d never seen, a brilliant bit of casting against type. (Copeland is usually cast in either more contemporary work, or classical variations, or parts that highlight her natural glamour.) But last Saturday she threw herself into De Mille’s dopey character heart and soul, and brought the audience along for the ride.
Summer is almost upon us; here is some of what’s coming up in the dance world.
Next month’s Dance Magazine features a piece on ballet reconstruction from Stepanov notation, which is enjoying a bit of a renaissance thanks to Alexei Ratmansky and Doug Fullington’s efforts.
You can read the whole thing here.
In its first week, the company performs works from its first decade. See my review of two programs here.