A review of American Ballet Theatre in 'Swan Lake' by Gia Kourlas in The New York Times.
Yet it was a strangely subdued performance. Until Marcelo Gomes burst onto the stage as von Rothbart in the Act III ballroom scene, I had the sinking sensation that I was waiting for the ballet to start. The Act I pas de trois, with Sarah Lane, Yuriko Kajiya and Daniil Simkin, needed more force from the women and, as usual, better partnering from Mr. Simkin. Too often he puts his scissor-split jumps — or anything that bounces — first.