The company is in flux on many fronts, but Teresa Reichlen’s speech at the gala set out a fresh agenda — and dancers are delivering peak performances.
Ms. Mearns, interpreting Isadora Duncan, has stepped transcendently into a different kind of spirit, gentler than the dancer we know from City Ballet.
The company, directed by a team of four young people since the resignation of Peter Martins, is in a state of impressive improvement.
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.