“The Little Humpbacked Horse”
The Mariinsky Ballet
The John F. Kennedy for the Performing Arts
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
by Alexandra Tomalonis
copyright © 2017 by Alexandra Tomalonis
It’s not at all unusual to enjoy great performances from the Mariinsky Ballet, but it’s rare for any company to give us dancing as full of happiness and zest as we saw from that troupe Tuesday night. The company seemed to love dancing Alexei Ratmansky’s endearing “The Little Humpbacked Horse” (created for the Mariinsky in 2009) and its joy was infectious.
Photo: Alexei Ratmansky's The Little Humpbacked Horse, Vladimir Shklyarov as Ivan the Fool; photo by Natasha Razina.