“the second detail,” “Resonance,” “Cacti”
David H. Koch Theater
New York, New York
June 29, 2014
by Leigh Witchel
copyright © 2014 by Leigh Witchel
For Boston Ballet’s second mixed rep program, during its first visit to Lincoln Center in celebration of the company’s first half-century, it brought short works with a more European viewpoint – to mixed results.
Funny ballets are all too rare (it’s a shame Jiří Kylián’s “Symphony in D,” which would be a natural fit for the company, seems to have disappeared). Swedish choreographer Alexander Ekman has made them his stock-in-trade. But his satirical humor had a nasty edge; he didn’t seem to know how to be funny except at someone else’s expense.