"Harlequinade (Ballabile des Enfants)", "William Tell (Pas de Deux)", "The Sleeping Beauty’ (Wedding Pas de Deux)", "Stars and Stripes (3rd Regiment: ‘Thunder and Gladiator’)", "Fanfare"
School of American Ballet
Peter J. Sharp Theater
New York, NY
May 30, 2015 matinee
By Carol Pardo
copyright ©2015 by Carol Pardo
Sometimes the annual workshop performances of the School of American Ballet seem engineered to show off a particular ballet (last year’s rendition of "Serenade" had veteran dance-goers speechless) or a particular student; anyone who saw the 16 year old Monique Meunier in the adagio of "Symphony in C" is not likely to forget it. This year the focus was on the students as a whole with an emphasis on this year’s crop of male student dancers.
Clara Ruf-Maldonado and Dammiel Cruz in "The Sleeping Beauty (Wedding Pas de Deux)." Photo by Paul Kolnik