Morphoses at City Centerhttp://www.thirteen.org/sundayarts/blog/performance/nys-ballet-scene-morphs/629/
The other repertory helped set apart Wheeldon’s choreography. Frederick Ashton’s Monotones II is a crystalline structure of a trio. Intended to evoke a lunar setting, the three, clad head to toe in white, move symbiotically at a slow meter and hover in positions as if in zero gravity. Two very different casts (Maria Kowroski, Rubinald Pronk, Edward Watson/Wendy Whelan, Tyler Angle, Adrian Danchig-Waring) performed it in the two programs, making a repeat viewing that much more worth it. Lightfoot Leon’s Shutters Shutplays off of Gertrude Stein’s poem’s meters, with precise, quicksilver mime performed crisply by Christine Thomassen and Andreas Heise of the Norwegian National Ballet.