ABT Marks 75 years

Gillian Murphy and Marcelo Gomes in Pillar of Fire. Photo by Marty Sohl.
Gillian Murphy and Marcelo Gomes in Pillar of Fire. Photo by Marty Sohl.

In its first week, the company performs works from its first decade. See my review of two programs here.

Past Glories

As I was watching a screener of Ric Burns’s “American Ballet Theatre: A History,” which will broadcast on PBS on May 15, I was struck by the contrast between the exalted, almost religious feeling ballet lovers have toward the works of the past and the conflicted attitude of opera lovers toward the “canon” today.