City Ballet Balanchine – In Need Of Help

As New York City Ballet’s Balanchine celebration wends on, Tobi Tobias laments the state of the company’s custodianship of its illustrious founder’s legacy. “The two-dimensional condition I find in many of the NYCB’s Balanchine productions is not simply physical. I’d dare to say—though now we’re getting into the dangerous realm of the intangible—that a spiritual dimension is lacking as well. Is the present manner in which the NYCB dances its Balanchine capable of remedy? Some of the erosion that has occurred is inevitable, given the absence of the choreographer as chief custodian of his work. But I’m convinced that…”