George Balanchine’s early years presented the festival both with an embarrassment of riches and a problem: Could it convey the range and plenitude?
On the intimate City Center stage, New York City Ballet and Miami City Ballet demonstrated principles of Balanchine style.
How do you redesign a classic? Isabel and Ruben Toledo took on “George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker” for Miami.
“The Fairy’s Kiss,” Alexei Ratmansky’s new version of a Stravinsky classic for Miami City Ballet, feels like skillful prose that opens into different forms of poetry.
The festival’s 85th season includes a tap program organized by Michelle Dorrance and a site-specific work by the troupe Pilobolus.
Of all the companies to have visited the David H. Koch Theater in recent years, none feels so effortlessly right for New York as this troupe.
The troupe made its Lincoln Center debut with a double bill of Balanchine’s “Serenade” and Alexei Ratmansky’s “Symphonic Dances.”