(Cloud Gate 2 also tours to L.A., San Diego, Nashville, and Williamstown, MA.) DTH II premieres a new work by Donald Byrd as well as a rarely performed Balanchine work, Glinka Pas de Trois
Longtime partners Osipova and Vasiliev looked sharp in Bigonzetti's Serenata, while the inexplicable inclusion of Balanchine's 1955 Pas de Trois
was nevertheless welcomed, with Shipulina, Semionova, and Alexander Volchkov displaying articulated footwork and stunning lines.
It becomes a pas de trois
as opposed to just a pas de deux."
Ashley Bouder tears through an incredible array of intricate petit batterie, and is the girl in the middle of a risky pas de trois
in which Joaquin De Luz and Gonzalo Garcia toss her back and forth like a football.
Yet there is certainly no acting in it--yeah, the guy leading the Bolender-Villella pas de trois
is perhap called upon to look a bit cheery in a Renaissanceminstrel fashion, but that's it.
He originated Phlegmatic in Four Temperaments, the male role in the first Pas de Trois
in Agon, and the Fox in the childlike farce Renard.
There they filmed SFB principals in the pas de trois
from Nijinska's Les Biches, of which we are permitted an agonizingly brief snippet.
In the pas de trois
of Swan Lake, his soaring leaps showed his open-heartedness.
To keep the story moving, he replaced the pas de trois
with an introduction to four princesses from different lands, whom the Queen Mother presents as possible brides for Siegfried.
And I did it all, from the Cavalier in The Nutcracker to the pas de trois
in Swan Lake."
In one pas de trois
Dupont soars airborne in arabesque, her back leg high like an elegant bird tail.
That care showed richly in Monotones I and II, a supreme distillation of Ashton's style in the form of two pas de trois
to Erik Satie's haunting score.