Corps de ballet.
Pretty in pink.
Liam Scarlett, Swan Lake
Nehemiah Kish and Yasmine Naghdi
ph. Bill Cooper
Sterling Hyltin and Amar Ramasar in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, New York City Ballet, May 2015. © Paul Kolnik.
Hyltin and Ramasar, débuting as the divertissement couple, were resplendent; Hyltin’s ability to shape movement, concealing the mechanics behind it, is one of her supreme talents, as is her courage: her dancing is never timid. With the aid Ramasar’s elegant, unobtrusive partnering, she unfolded into one limpid shape after another with ease and charm. Ramasar danced with musicality and joy.
Marianela Nunez and Vadim Muntagirov (The Royal Ballet) as Odette and Siegfried in Liam Scarlett’s Swan Lake.