“Rondo Capriccioso,” “With a Chance of Rain,” “Thirteen Diversions”
American Ballet Theatre
David H. Koch Theater
New York, NY
October 22, 2014
by Leigh Witchel
copyright © 2014 by Leigh Witchel
Ratmansky, Scarlett, Wheeldon. Those names are more and more familiar to any New York ballet-goer. This season, each choreographer is well represented at both American Ballet Theatre and New York City Ballet. The ballets by all three men at ABT’s opening night gala typified the strengths of their output: Alexei Ratmansky’s humor and humanity, Liam Scarlett’s restless inquiries into the art form, Christopher Wheeldon’s deft construction. And also – their weaknesses.
The students of American Ballet Theatre's JKO School in "Rondo Capriccioso" Photo © Marty Sohl.