Fall for Dance and City Center Grow Uphttp://www.thirteen.org/sundayarts/blog/ballet/fall-for-dance-and-city-center-grow-up/1901/
Program 3 (seen on November 2) for example, led off with Glen Tetley’s Gemini by the Australian Ballet, dipping its toes in the water in preparation for a Koch Theater season next June. Judging by the strong, charismatic performers in this abstract, highly classical quartet, in particular the powerhouse Lana Jones, it should be well received. A principal with London’s Royal Ballet, Steven McRae, was the evening’s “wild card,” performing a delicate tap routine shot through with breathtaking ballet leaps and chainés. This evoked whoops and hollers that had become a hallmark of past FFD performances, but which have abated as the festival (and its audiences?) matures.