dance.broadwayworld.com

Pacific Northwest Ballet at City Center

Related: Pacific Northwest Ballet, Carla Korbes, Seth Orza, Peter Boal, Balanchine

Agon was the last ballet on the program, and I found it rusty and unfocused. I was hoping to see the ballet in its original form: not the beautiful bodies we see today but the urgency and embattlement that the music and choreography so clearly insinuate. But this was not the case here. Bodies, limbs and arms seemed unsure-where was the contest battle between bone and spirit? Not here.

Pacific Northwest Ballet is definitely a fine company. And under Peter Boal it has a first-class artistic director. Everything should be in place to make this one of most outstanding regional companies. If it failed to hit the mark in New York this time, in the words of Betty Comden and Adolph Green: "we'll catch up some other time." And I hope it's soon.

On a final note I would like to ask City Center's management to please turn down the heat. Opening night was stifling--which isn't good because heat sits on your head and will put you to sleep. Not something you want when you see a performance.

Photo Credit: Lindsay Thomas

Related Links
Inland Pacific Ballet to Present BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, 4/25-5/16Inland Pacific Ballet to Present BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, 4/25-5/16
April 24, 2015
BWW Reviews: David Hallberg Presents: LEGACYBWW Reviews: David Hallberg Presents: LEGACY
by Rose Marija - April 23, 2015
Sony Centre to Welcome Twyla Tharp's 50th Anniversary Tour This FallSony Centre to Welcome Twyla Tharp's 50th Anniversary Tour This Fall
April 22, 2015
Pacific Northwest Ballet to Finish Season with CARMINA BURANA, 5/29Pacific Northwest Ballet to Finish Season with CARMINA BURANA, 5/29
April 22, 2015
Karen Scalzitti-Kennedy to Teach Allen Civic Ballet's Summer IntensiveKaren Scalzitti-Kennedy to Teach Allen Civic Ballet's Summer Intensive
April 20, 2015


About Author

   Subscribe to Author Alerts
Barnett Serchuk Editor-in-Chief of Broadwayworld Dance.



BWW Reviews: Ballet Hispanico Opens at the Joyce TheaterBWW Reviews: Ballet Hispanico Opens at the Joyce Theater

Become a Fan, Follower & Subscriber

          

BWW Interviews: Tony WaagBWW Interviews: Tony Waag
by Barnett Serchuk