Allan Ulrich?s review of New York City Ballet in Los Angeles is now up on Voice of Dance, with a tidbit of information that will likely tantalize many West Coast ballet lovers:
?The West Coast – at least Costa Mesa and Berkeley – have seen NYC Ballet intermittently in the past 20 years, but Los Angeles, which does not boast a resident ballet troupe of any stature, seemed most in need of this visit. Before the performance Friday (Oct. 8), Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins indicated that, now that the L.A. Philharmonic has moved to its new home at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, thus freeing up the schedule at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for a dance series, NYC Ballet might be back some year soon.
The time for reacquaintance was long overdue, even though this is not a great period in NYC Ballet?s history. In these three Los Angeles programs (the repertoire was somewhat different the previous week at the Orange County Performing Arts Center) it was, befitting the centennial, all gold-standard Balanchine – Serenade, the first American work; Concerto Barocco, Symphony in C, Agon, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux and Who Cares??