NYCB—Midsummer Night's Dream and several retirements.http://www.thirteen.org/sundayarts/blog/ballet/nycb%E2%80%94dreams-and-generations/788/
NYCB just announced the pending retirement of four longtime principals: Albert Evans, Philip Neal, Yvonne Borree, and Darci Kistler (wife of artistic director Peter Martins). I usually catch performances that feature dancers other than Borree and Kistler, since for many years I have not felt rewarded for paying them keen attention. They contrast with, say, Damian Woetzler or Nikolai Hubbe, who left the company in good form (or Nina Ananiashvili at ABT last year). For sure it is a difficult decision to retire, but for many, it is long due, particularly at a time when corps members are being cut for budget reasons. In any case, I look forward to seeing the younger generation take hold of the repertory and make it their own, in particular the rhyming pair—Tyler Angle, elegant, and exemplary with epaulement and partnering, and Tiler Peck, technically stellar, whose love of dance shines brightly.