Shoestrings

By Mary Cargill, danceviewtimes
Friday November 20, 2009

This cozy "Dance on a Shoestring" performance featured an intriguing mixture of old and new, classroom exercises and spirited revivals, dance with verve by the small, vibrant New York Theatre Ballet. The performance opened with company director Diana Byer's setting of the last ballet choreographed by Sallie Wilson, who had worked closely with the company. "Pas de Six--Gounod", to the bounding, infectious and dancey music from "Faust" was a charming exercise in Cechetti technique for six dancers featuring gentle arabesques, flowing arms, and delicate batterie--a perfect work for a spring night, anytime of the year.

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