"Red Angels", "Sonatas and Interludes", "In Creases", "A Fool for You"
New York City Ballet
David H. Koch Theater
New York, New York
May 29, 2013
by Mary Cargill
copyright © 2013 by Mary Cargill
In its unceasing and understandable efforts to attract a new (young and hip) audience, NYCB offered an evening of $29 seats, selling out almost immediately. The atmosphere was fresh and excited, and the applause was enthusiastic. Whether this will translate into permanent fans is as yet unknown, but seat prices are certainly an obstacle. The audience was given a modern program--that is, no Balanchine or 19th century music, and a New York premiere, the young choreographer Justin Peck's "In Creases", to piano music by Philip Glass. Peck himself, with one of the dancers (Gretchen Smith) came out to introduce the work, explaining that it had something to do with magnatism and attraction. (I forget the details.)