Paul Taylor American Modern Dance’s “Icons” featured Sara Mearns dancing Isadora Duncan, Trisha Brown’s “Set and Reset” and Mr. Taylor’s “Esplanade.”
The company’s winter season ended with a bit of enchantment from Alexei Ratmansky — and some great dancing, including by Adrian Danchig-Waring.
While City Ballet waits for a successor, its history has gone on developing in performance. Roman Mejia, 18, made his presence felt.
Our critic calls “Odessa,” Mr. Ratmansky’s new piece for New York City Ballet, “peculiar and marvelous.”
How does Sara Mearns, often in the good-fairy role, portray an evil witch? “I didn’t want to come out screaming like a crazy person,” she said.
Our chief dance critic looks at this troupe’s changing lineups, including young dancers making their debuts in leading roles.
“Working in Process/New Bodies” captured the collaboration between Sara Mearns, of New York City Ballet, and the choreographer Jodi Melnick.
“Vail Dance Festival: ReMix NYC” features ballet rarities and premieres, including Alexei Ratmansky’s “Fandango,” as well as collaborations like Lil Buck and Yo-Yo Ma.
Sara Mearns, the New York City Ballet principal, worked with the contemporary choreographer-dancer Jodi Melnick. Both benefited.
Our critic reflects on the latest season of this company, which may be “heading for a period when it has more talent than it can comfortably present.”