"Knightlife", "Third Wheels", "Libera!", "Danse Baroque", "Murmuration"
American Ballet Theatre Studio Company
New York, NY
April 15, 2016
by Mary Cargill
copyright © 2016 by Mary Cargill
The 16-member Studio Company, augmented with students from ABT's Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School, opened its brief New York season with several New York and one world premiere; the works varied in quality but the dancing was uniformly strong, gracious, and engaging. Two of the works, "Knightlife" and "Danse Baroque", used dancers from Level 7 of the JKO School, though there was no whiff of the schoolroom in the polished, generous, and thoroughly professional dancing. Clearly ABT has a wealth of talent on its hands.