Thursday, January 31, 2008

A Tale Of Two Productions

To ring in the new year, I decided to take in both the old and the new. I attended two hefty dance concerts: a program by the New York City Ballet featuring four old favorites dating from 1956 to 2002, and Dance Theater Workshop's Fresh Tracks, an evening of six brand-new pieces, all by relatively unknown choreographers. I hate to draw pessimistic conclusions about the future of our art form, but while the seasoned ballets proved devilishly delightful, the new works, though sometimes fresh in concept, were too undercooked for audience consumption.

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