Tudor and Limon Celebrated by Susan Reiter, February 2008

Tudor and Limon Celebrated by Susan Reiter, February 2008

New York Theatre Ballet
Florence Gould Hall
New York, NY
February 8, 2008

by Susan Reiter
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The centennials of two major, and very different, 20th-century choreographers were celebrated with evident dedication and charming intimacy in this program. Given New York Theatre Ballet's longtime association with Antony Tudor's works, in meticulous stagings by former ABT principal and Tudor specialist Sallie Wilson, the evening was primarily devoted to his dances. But the inclusion of Limón's unfamiliar and surprising "Mazurkas" was an intelligent complementary bit of programming. With the benefit of coaching by dancers who had worked closely with the choreographers themselves and are clearly able to convey their intentions, and the larger world of each dance, to today's dancers, the performances were notable for their unmannered transparency and touching attention to detail...

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