“Without the complex musicality, Balanchine seems wooden, pointless. No surprise, then, that the companies on the first two programmes most steeped in his work were the ones that most illuminated it. “
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“The Miami dancers pushed through the air almost hungrily. City Ballet is assertive, stylish, and sharp; the Miamians dance with drive. It’s fascinating to see the two companies side by side, like siblings with different temperaments.”
The way — breathtaking — that this company performs works by George Balanchine is an enormous point in its favor. But its artistic director, Lourdes Lopez, always has a treat in store: This year it’s the company premiere of “Brahms/Handel,” the 1984 choreographic collaboration between Twyla Tharp and Jerome Robbins.