“Polaris,” “The Blue of Distance,” “Common Ground,” “New Blood,” “Thou Swell”
New York City Ballet
David H. Koch Theater
New York, NY
September 30, 2015
by Leigh Witchel
© 2015 by Leigh Witchel
After a week of Peter Martins’ “Swan Lake,” New York City Ballet got back to the business of making ballets. The fall gala offered four new works from four young men: Justin Peck and Troy Schumacher from the company; Myles Thatcher and Robert Binet from outside the walls. To give the evening more buzz, the company again paired each choreographer with a fashion designer. The result was four handsome, well-made new works, all seemingly joined by a common aesthetic under their skins. But is that a good thing?
Amar Ramasar and Rebecca Krohn in “Thou Swell.” Photo © Paul Kolnik.