A review of David Parsons and Ballet Next by Robert Gottlieb in The New York Observer.
What Reeder shows us is a distinctive imagination, a strong response to music and a sophisticated vocabulary of steps. Is this great choreography? It isn’t, but it’s more valid than most of what we see from most ballet companies in their desperate search for repertory. If the School of American Ballet, or Juilliard, were to commission work from him, he would do them proud.
As for Wiles, she was front and center in all three ballets, and that was overkill (as well as leading to interminable intermissions). She’s too quirky to be so ubiquitous. Let’s hope that she continues to expand her company’s horizons, not only with worthy repertory but with other ballerinas with whom to share the honors.