|Choreography by Balanchine|
Music by Mayuzumi
Balanchine’s most erotic ballet, a highly stylized Japanese mating ritual, Bugaku was created on Allegra Kent and Edward Villella. One critic said it had “the subtlety of Japanese painting on silk, the strength of Japanese wrestlers.” Another described how “The lovers stalk each other with expressionless hunger.” A third suggested that it might well have been called The Deflowering.
|Miami City Ballet dancers in Bugaku, Choreography by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust. Photo © Steven Caras.|