Carol Pardo (danceview times) wrote:
The "men who did some of their best work" and who are now gone include Alex Wong, Daniel Baker, and Rolando Sarabia. (A rather talented group, I should say, all of whom had worked together for several years.)
Twyla Tharp's "The Golden Section," performed by the Miami City Ballet, should have ended the evening with a bang. The company has just rehearsed and filmed it for broadcast on "Great Performances: Dance in America." But instead of delivering Tharp with all the thrust of a glistening dagger, we got a blunted butter knife. Since its first, adrenaline-fueled performances of "The Golden Section" in January, several dancers have left the company including four men who did some of their best work in "The Golden Section." This new group, men and women alike, isn't cohesive enough to pack the necessary wallop. So the price of the ticket, rather than the final piece sent 'em home happy.
Did anyone see the performance? If so, what were your impressions? It would be very interesting if anyone could post a cast list, since that would probably be the cast we will all see on Dance in America when it's run this winter on PBS..