Here is the program. (Check the MCB website for performance dates at each of its four venues.)
Balanchine/ Vivaldi, Corelli
Afternoon of a Faun
In the Upper Room
New Ballet by Liam Scarlett
In the Night
Coralli and Perrot/ Adam
Big Plusses: Jeremy Cox is back. Catoya and Jeanette Delgado were back in health and dancing beautifully in Paris. The national broadcast of MCB dancing Square Dance, Western Symphony, and on Dance in America (October 28) should be a big high for company and audience both.
Possible Minus: the much discussed new work by Alexei Ratmansky seems to have been shelved, postponed, or something.
Don't know: MCB suprprised me with a stylish, lively, beautifully danced version of Cranko's Romeo and Juliet last season. Will the life and authenticity they brought to R&J rub off on the revivals of Giselle and Coppelia? I hope so.