"Roses," "Moves," "Symphony of Psalms"
Juilliard Dances Repertory 2016
New York, NY
March 23, 2016
by Carol Pardo
copyright © 2016 by Carol Pardo
Giving student dancers the opportunity to learn works made before they were born gives them a chance to learn something of their history and to become a part of it, putting their stamp on a piece as their performance lets it live another day. More specifically, this repertory program reflected the taste of Lawrence Rhodes, Director of the Dance Division at Juilliard since 2002. Both Jerome Robbins’ "Moves" and Jiři Kylián’s "Symphony of Psalms" have fascinated Rhodes since he first saw them, twenty years apart. According to the program notes, "Roses", by Paul Taylor (Juilliard ’53) filled the slot of "an inviting curtain-raiser".