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Ballet Hispanico in Annabelle Lopez Ochoa's 'Sombrerismo' | Photo Paula Lobo Ballet Hispanico in Annabelle Lopez Ochoa's 'Sombrerismo' | Photo Paula Lobo

REVIEW: Fall For Dance Festival 2013 at New York City Center | Program 3

Program 3 American Ballet Theater  Colin Dunne Ballet Hispanico  Introdans  Fall for Dance’s third program takes off with an American modern dance classic, visits an Irish step dancer, peaks with a world premiere by a Colombian-Belgian choreographer on a Latino dance company, and concludes with a Dutch company in a…


"Hemels" performed by Introdans | Photo Hans Gerritsen "Hemels" performed by Introdans | Photo Hans Gerritsen

REVIEW: Introdans at the Joyce Theater

Ballet has always held itself in a different genre, treasuring technique and choreographic innovation within that aesthetically clean framework. Prestigious visionaries like George Balanchine and Jiří Kylián found their own unique ways of transforming the classical to the contemporary, historically breaking new ground and allowing a next generation of creativity to progress and discover new ways to enrapture audiences. One of the national dance companies of the Netherlands, Introdans was met with high expectations for their US debut at the Joyce Theater. Ballet desperately needs new flag-bearers. The result this week was disappointing in its transparency.

Roel Voorintholt, artistic director of Introdans, opened with Heavenly, featuring divinity-themed revivals from three different choreographers. The first work, Fünf Gedichte (five poems), was choreographed by Nils Christe and premiered in 1996.