Ms. Mearns, interpreting Isadora Duncan, has stepped transcendently into a different kind of spirit, gentler than the dancer we know from City Ballet.
Our writers choose highlights from Fall for Dance, the eclectic, wildly popular and popularly priced ($15 a ticket), series at City Center.
Our critic’s list of coming performances covers inventive takes on old favorites and intriguing new works.
The beloved annual festival will return to New York City Center in October, with appearances by ballet stars and international dance companies.
Mark Morris, Michelle Dorrance and Kyle Abraham are among the choreographers who will create new works for the series of affordable performances.
A ballet by Matthew Bourne, a gala production of “Brigadoon” and the 25th anniversary of Encores! are among the highlights.
This festival’s opening night included a premiere by Elizabeth Streb and a charismatic performance by the flamenco dancer Farruquito.
The annual festival at New York City Center runs from Sept. 26 through Oct. 8 and features 20 works.