"Apollo", "Leaves are Fading pax de deux", "Lamentations", "Fandango", "Lil Buck @ City Center: a Jookin' Jam Session"
Vail Dance Festival: ReMixNYC
New York City Center
New York, NY
November 4, 2016
by Mary Cargill
copyright © 2016 by Mary Cargill
Damian Woetzel, a former NYCB dancer of explosive energy, has directed the summer dance festival in Vail, Colorado for the last ten years and he brought his eclectic, imaginative, and thoughtfully curated approach to New York's City Center for a brief visit. The dances ranged from Balanchine's 1928 "Apollo" to contemporary Memphis jookin', with Woetzel's brief, personal explanations for each choice gracing the program. The dancers too came from several sources, and it was a pleasure to see NYCB and ABT dancers in works that may have been new to them.
Dancers performing in "ReMixNYC". Photo © Erin Baiano.