Dance Magazine Reviews Program II

Miami City Ballet welcomed the New Year trumpeting a world premiere by Liam Scarlett, an up-and-soaring choreographer from England who dances for The Royal Ballet. Unlike Asphodel Meadows, the artist’s first work for his home company’s main stage in 2010, this new creation does not boast a pretty title. Yet Viscera certainly announces the deep-centered physicality,indeed, the performance fortitude,that its fleet and fervent configurations demand, revealing the choreographer’s own gutsiness. Contributing to MCB’s second program of the season, the 25-year-old Brit staked his ground alongside Robbins (In the Night) and Balanchine (Ballet Imperial).