Director Stephen Mills, whose ‘Hamlet’ was a highlight of 2000, did it again: he took a classic ballet and recrafted it into a fresh, clean, contemporary ballet distinguished by elegance, strength and drama. Oh, yes—and it was simply gorgeous.
Passion and pathos come alive in Artistic Director Stephen Mills’ choreography – sometimes lush, sometimes tender, always explosive. A spectacle that speaks to heart, mind, and soul.
Mills’ keen understanding of the dramatic and skill in crafting expressive movement combined to articulate the range and depth of emotion we associate with Shakespeare’s text. We could see the frisky flirtatiousness of youth in group dances with an ever-changing roundelay of partners, the dancers’ feet repeatedly breaking free of the earth, their bodies hovering proudly in space.