Sara Mearns & Ballet Dancers Let Loose in Jodi Melnick’s Double Bill

Mearns‘ interest in shaking up, and going beyond, the erudite and hallowed institution of classical ballet isn’t new. She had arrived at modern dance as an established disruptor. (New York Times chief dance critic Alastair Macaulay once wondered whether she was “too forceful, too sultry, too broad,” among other descriptors not typically assigned to ballerinas, before ultimately deciding that he loved her.)”

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