The New York Times Style Magazine
The revelers who come and go “like moths among the whisperings” become a gorgeous en pointe Charleston. The kiss after which Jay Gatsby’s mind “would never romp again like the mind of God” is the basis for an ethereal pas de deux. Gatsby’s cultivated grace, Nick Carraway’s Midwestern decency, Jordan Baker’s athleticism: these are characters ballet can transmit. (Personality may indeed be an unbroken series of successful gestures.) And then there is the period: Is there a theatricalization of the Roaring ’20s that does not involve a dance number?
The Washington Post
But if a faithful rendering or even a choice distillation of the novel is what you’re looking for, you may find the combined effect of the elements disjointed. It is an effort to reconcile wholly different expressions. It’s not the clash of spoken word and dance that is jarring; it’s the awkward fit of the dancers’ jolly, pell-mell careening with a poignant, deeply romantic story steeped in melancholy.