A review of New York City Ballet by Gia Kourlas in The New York Times.
Later, Mr. la Cour, crossing the stage on a slow diagonal walk, is unperturbed by Ms. Bouder’s manic firefly routine — she squiggles around his stoic form, desperate for attention. When he finally offers it, they battle through a rough, often violent, pas de deux. “Barber,” created for the American Music Festival in 1988, possesses an easy appeal, yet the modern juxtaposition, especially, could use more texture. Originally, the modern couple were Kate Johnson and David Parsons, former members of the Paul Taylor Dance Company; perhaps it’s time to cast a pair from the current Taylor group.