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Performer: Megan Fairchild

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Ratmansky world premiere engages with the Voices

Sara Mearns and Company in Alexei Ratmansky’s Voices © Erin Baiano
Alexei Ratmansky draws out exceptional individual qualities of each of five ballerinas in his intriguing world premiere for New York City Ballet, set to spoken word and live piano.

Balanchine's Firebird, La Source and Allegro Brillante

Ashley Bouder in George Balanchine’s Firebird © Paul Kolnik
Ashley Bouder, Tiler Peck and Megan Fairchild were at the top of their game in a Balanchine triple bill at New York City Ballet
****1
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Union Jack makes a welcome return to NYCB's repertoire

Teresa Reichlen and New York City Ballet in George Balanchine’s Union Jack © Paul Kolnik
Union Jack isn't a Balanchine masterpiece – it's more of a fun-sterpiece, which is even better.
*****
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Something for everyone: Balanchine + Wheeldon at New York City Ballet

New York City Ballet in Christopher Wheeldon’s DGV: Danse à Grand Vitesse © Paul Kolnik
Whatever your taste in ballet, this program probably had it: Wheeldon's DGV meets Balanchine's Door and a Sigh and Raymonda Variations
***11
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Ratmansky's Namouna stands out in NYCB's Here/Now

New York City Ballet in Ratmansky's Namouna A Grand Divertissement © Paul Kolnik
Alexei Ratmansky and Justin Peck are all the more impressive among choreographers working today because of how many of their works seem destined to stay in the repertoire for a long time to come.
***11
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NYCB: Martins / Walker / Ratmansky

Tiler Peck and Zachary Catazaro in Peter Walker’s dance odyssey © Paul Kolnik
Twelve years after its creation, we’re still talking about what’s going on in Russian Seasons and we’re still looking forward to what the next dancer in gold, or red, or green will do with the role.
***11
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