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Inimitable Tudor

New York Theatre Ballet / Florence Gould Hall, NYC / February 8-9, 2008


Members of the New York Theatre Ballet in Antony Tudor’s Jardin aux Lilas. Photo by Richard Termine.

Antony Tudor’s Jardin aux Lilas reveals the vagaries of the human heart through impassioned rushes through the space (as if it were an invisible maze constructed by Fate), furtive meetings, whispered secrets, brief touches, gestures of unfulfilled yearning, and cruel ones of possession. At a celebrated point, all the members of the cast freeze in postures indicating their relationships, as if paralyzed by the intensity of the emotions they’re feeling, while the music surges on.

The full article appeared in Voice of Dance ( on February 15, 2008. To read it, click here.

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