“The Cold Dagger,” “Tchaikovsky Pas De Deux.” ”The New 45.” “Single Room.” “Kahikilani”
Beijingdance/LDTX; Houston Ballet; Richard Siegal/The Bakery; Fang-Yi Sheu; The Gentlemen of Hälau Nä Kamalei
New York, NY
September 23, 2008
by Susan Reiter
copyright © 2008 Susan Reiter
There's nothing quite as exhilarating as being part of an audience as it is taken by surprise and utterly delighted. That happened midway through this brief but enriching fourth Fall For Dance program, when Richard Siegal's juicy, rambunctious "The New 45" was danced with fantastic abandon and engaging directness by Ayman Harper and Mario Zambrano. Some might have arrived at City Center eager to check out Houston Ballet performing Balanchine, or for an all-too-rare glimpse of the divine Fang-Yi Sheu, but they responded to Siegal's work, deservedly, with the type of spontaneous enthusiasm that cannot be faked.