New Chamber Ballet

Miro Magloire’s New Chamber Ballet has produced contemporary ballets notable for their innovative pas de deux movements  since its conception: the company’s spring 2016 season was no exception. The audience’s close proximity to the spectacular talents of violinist Doori Na and pianist Melody Fader created an atmosphere of intimacy in the City Center studio, drawing onlookers into the performance, and the bill for the evening included pieces by resident guest choreographer Constantine Baecher in addition to works by Magloire. The company’s return to one of its first ballets, “Silk”, ten years after its first performance is not only testament to the longevity of the company’s success and the timelessness of Magloire’s choreography, but reveals that the company has maintained its tight-knit ‘chamber’ style over years of changes in dancers. The evening culminated with “Djazz,” a ballet with movements somewhat reminiscent of those in Balanchine’s “Who Cares?”, unsurprising considering “Djazz” is set to music by Maurice Ravel, a musician greatly influenced by George Gershwin. The fluidity and movement of the dancers’ fringe-lined leotards complemented Magloire’s choreography perfectly making “Djazz” the stand out piece of the evening.