A cassation is a musical form of the 18th century. One by Mozart begins the piece, a way of being literal with the title, though when I came across the word, liking it right away, I had no idea what it meant.
Few artistic partnerships in history have been as fruitful as that of George Balanchine and Igor Stravinsky. Balanchine choreographed at least 45 ballets to Stravinsky’s musicsome of them commissions, some of them-preexisting scores. Many rank among the greatest works in 20th-century dance.
Tami Stronachs recent season at Dance New Amsterdam was an enchanting example of what can happen when richly inventive choreography mingles with the perfect space.