"Allegro Brillante", "Swan Lake", "The Four Temperaments"
New York City Ballet
David H. Koch Theater
New York, NY
January 18, 2017
by Mary Cargill
copyright © 2017 by Mary Cargill
The current programming scheme of performing three similar ballets together took a welcome break on Wednesday, as New York City Ballet presented a varied triple bill, proving that variety is really spicy. The all Balanchine program had three varied works: the exhilarating opening, a drama, and a black and white masterpiece. The newest of these works, "Allegro Brillante", was choreographed in 1956, but there was nothing old-fashioned or fusty about the program or the dancing.
New York City Ballet in "Swan Lake" © Paul Kolnik.