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  Production:Polyphonia
Fall for Dance: Polyphonia 08/11/11
New York City Ballet (NYCB) USA, New York, City Center
Reviewer: Robert Gottlieb New York Observer Homepage
Dancers: Whelan
    "...Christopher Wheeldon’s Polyphonia (his finest, I think), with its superb City Ballet cast more or less intact..."
Fall for Dance: Polyphonia 08/11/11
New York City Ballet (NYCB) USA, New York, City Center
Reviewer: Brian Seibert New York Times Homepage
Dancers: Lovette, Whelan
    "...how wonderful to see the young corps dancer Lauren Lovette ... alone onstage for the sixth section’s solo, filling the whole theater with her heartbreaking, meditative presence."
All Wheeldon: Carousel, After the Rain excerpt, Variations Serieuses, Polyphonia 29/09/11
Pacific Northwest Ballet USA, Seattle, McCaw Hall
Reviewer: Alex Hudson Seattlest Homepage
Dancers: Chapman, Cruz, Gilbreath, Korbes, Orza, Orza S
    "This was fine form for the PNB season opener. The company is so strong in their technical and emotional execution. The music was performed with at time aching beauty by the symphony orchestra and Wheeldon's choreography was gorgeous."
All Wheeldon: Carousel, After the Rain excerpt, Variations Serieuses, Polyphonia 28/09/11
Pacific Northwest Ballet USA, Seattle, McCaw Hall
Reviewer: Sandra Kurtz Seattle Weekly Homepage
Dancers: Gilbreath, Imler, Korbes, Orza, Thompson
    "Uniting these four works is Wheeldon's mastery of the classical vocabulary; even if they're not made exclusively of such vintage steps, they're rooted in the ballet lexicon."
All Wheeldon: Carousel, After the Rain excerpt, Variations Serieuses, Polyphonia 26/09/11
Pacific Northwest Ballet USA, Seattle, McCaw Hall
Reviewer: Lynn Jacobson Seattle Times Homepage
Dancers: Chapman, Cruz
    "The most arresting piece is the shortest and sparest: An excerpt from 2005's "After the Rain" — a gentle, twining duet performed by Maria Chapman and Karel Cruz in costumes so whisper-light the dancers appeared almost nude."
All Wheeldon: Carousel, After the Rain excerpt, Variations Serieuses, Polyphonia 25/09/11
Pacific Northwest Ballet USA, Seattle, McCaw Hall
Reviewer: Alice Kaderlan Seattle Post-Intelligencer Homepage
Dancers: Chapman, Cruz, Korbes, Nakamura, Orza, Orza S
    "The three other works on the program showcased the full range of Wheeldon’s extraordinary skill, revealing why he has been called the most talented choreographer since Balanchine. Each ballet was completely different in style and feeling and each offered its own very special delights."
Dances at a Gathering, Duo Concertant, Fool for You, Polyphonia, After the Rain pdd, Hallelujah Junction 03/08/11
New York City Ballet (NYCB) USA, Vail, Gerald R Ford Amphitheater
Reviewer: Kyle MacMillan Denver Post Homepage
Dancers: Hall, Krohn, Ramasar, Whelan
    "The variety overall was fine, but it was easy to question the inclusion of two works by ballet master-in-chief Peter Martins​, who is competent enough as a dance maker but hardly one of the choreographic visionaries of the past half-century."
Dances at a Gathering, Duo Concertant, Fool for You, Polyphonia, After the Rain pdd, Hallelujah Junction 03/08/11
New York City Ballet (NYCB) USA, Vail, Gerald R Ford Amphitheater
Reviewer: Alastair Macaulay New York Times Homepage
Dancers: Cooper, De Luz, Fairchild R, Hyltin, Lovette, Peck, Ulbricht, Whelan
    "“Polyphonia,” danced to piano music by Gyorgy Ligeti by four men and four women, shows an immediate and unflagging command both of choreographic accomplishment and formal academic-ballet energy. "
Apollo, Agon, Polyphonia, Tarantella 15/07/11
New York City Ballet (NYCB) USA, New York, Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Reviewer: Jay Rogoff Saratogian Homepage
Dancers: Fairchild M, Fairchild R, Hyltin, Kowroski, Peck, Ramasar, Reichlen, Scheller, Ulbricht, Veyette
    "NYCB’s amazing depth promises memorable performances from virtually any cast, and the quartet in Thursday’s Apollo nailed that pledge."
Donizetti Variations, Polyphonia, Thou Swell 01/06/11
New York City Ballet (NYCB) USA, New York, David H. Koch Theater
Reviewer: Alastair Macaulay New York Times Homepage
Dancers: Askegard, De Luz, Fairchild, Mearns, Pazcoguin, Peck, Ramasar, Reichlen, Ringer, Taylor
    "According to the 'Donizetti' attitude toward space and the body, everyone feels free to step out, way off balance, to claim peripheral space without causing offense, and to tip and thrust the pelvis in ways that may not be conventionally polite (though “Donizetti” is an intensely courteous ballet). The lack of inhibition is thrilling."
Sesven Deadly Sins, Vienna Waltzes, Afternoon of a Faun, Tarantella, Concerto Barocco, Divertimento No. 15, Polyphonia, and others 24/05/11
New York City Ballet (NYCB) USA, New York, David H. Koch Theater
Reviewer: Robert Gottlieb New York Observer Homepage
Dancers: Bar, Fairchild M, Hall, Hyltin, King, Kowroski, La Cour, Mearns, Peck, Reichlen, Ringer, Scheller, Somogyi, Taylor, Veyette, Whelan
    "How to explain the seismic shift in performance level at City Ballet? Everyone's asking, and no one has the answer. Certainly, rehearsing and dancing so much Balanchine has to be part of it: you don't learn a lot from dancing Thou Swell or Susan Stroman."
La Sonnambula, Divertimento No. 15, Polyphonia 23/05/11
New York City Ballet (NYCB) USA, New York, David H. Koch Theater
Reviewer: Leigh Witchel New York Post Homepage
Dancers: Angle T, Fairchild R, King, Mearns, Scheller, Taylor, Whelan
    "Wendy Whelan staged a mini-comeback in Christopher Wheeldon's Polyphonia ... she looks rejuvenated, dancing with an otherworldly beauty in her moonwalk duets with Tyler Angle. Her limbs move slowly, like tendrils in zero gravity."
Modern Masters: Polyphonia, Off Screen, Symphonie Classique 25/03/11
Ballet Arizona USA, Phoenix, Orpheum Theatre
Reviewer: Richard Nilsen Arizona Republic Homepage
    "The evening was so delightful, so full of utter pleasure..."
For the Love of Duke, Polyphonia, Concerto DSCH 05/03/11
New York City Ballet (NYCB) USA, New York, David H. Koch Theater
Reviewer: Evan Namerow Brooklyn Rail Homepage
Dancers: Fairchild R, Lowery, Mearns, Peck, Ramasar
    "Stroman’s choreography never shows us anything other than Broadway pizzazz: 'Look at me! I’m here to impress you!' ... At a mere 30 minutes, I had had more than enough."
Classic Innovations: The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, Polyphonia, In the Upper Room 08/02/11
Pennsylvania Ballet USA, Philadelphia, Merriam Theater
Reviewer: Lewis Whittington Ballet.co Magazine Homepage
Dancers: Bowman, Chamberlain, Daly, Diana, Fadeley, Hussey, Ihde, Mentzer, Moore, Ochoa, Stiles, Veyette, Yudenich, Barnes, Savoie
    "The tumultuous reception that ended Pennsylvania Ballet’s Classic Innovations concert was more like the Met opera audience, than a dance audience at a February modern program. The lusty applause was for choreographer Twyla Tharp’s In the Upper Room that relentless dance marathon. It was the capper of a full-throttle bill full of drama, technique and thrilling dance."
Classic Innovations: The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, Polyphonia, In the Upper Room 05/02/11
Pennsylvania Ballet USA, Philadelphia, Merriam Theater
Reviewer: Merilyn Jackson Philadelphia Inquirer Homepage
Dancers: Chamberlain, Ihde, Ochoa, Stiles, Veyette
    "they built a musical and choreographic arc from Schubert to Ligeti to Glass in the kind of programming that could well groom the next generation of audience."
Blossom Got Kissed, Frankie and Johnny … and Rose, Polyphonia 03/02/11
New York City Ballet (NYCB) USA, New York, David H. Koch Theater
Reviewer: Robert Johnson Newark Star Ledger Homepage
Dancers: Lowery, Mearns
    "The dancers’ efforts are wasted on this vacuous material (Frankie and Johnny … and Rose)."
For the Love of Duke, Polyphonia 31/01/11
New York City Ballet (NYCB) USA, New York, David H. Koch Theater
Reviewer: Leigh Witchel New York Post Homepage
Dancers: Fairchild R, Lovette, Lowery, Mearns, Peck, Ramasar
    "Susan Stroman doesn't promise what she can't deliver and what she doesn't promise is high art."
For the Love of Duke, Concerto DSCH, Polyphonia 31/01/11
New York City Ballet (NYCB) USA, New York, David H. Koch Theater
Reviewer: Hanna Oldsman California Literary Review Homepage
Dancers: Angle T, Bouder, De Luz, Kowroski, Lovette, Lowery, Mearns, Peck, Pollack, Ramasar, Somogyi, Stanley, Tworzyanski, Veyette, Whelan
    "her dancers portray not people but caricatures, and the situations in which they find themselves are not only tired, but mildly offensive to modern sensibilities."
For the Love of Duke, Outlier, Concerto DSCH, Polyphonia, Walpurgisnacht Ballet, Cortège Hongrois, Sympnony in Three Movements 30/01/11
New York City Ballet (NYCB) USA, New York, David H. Koch Theater
Reviewer: Alastair Macaulay New York Times Homepage
Dancers: Angle J, Fairchild R, Kowroski, Lowery, Peck, Ramasar, Scheller, Taylor, Tworzyanski, Whelan, Stanley
    "A ballet like this may make you cry out for originality. As a caution against this, however, City Ballet revived Wayne McGregor’s 'Outlier' on Saturday afternoon. New last year, 'Outlier' manages to be awash with originality while proving every bit as forgettable as 'For the Love of Duke.'"
Polyphonia, For the Love of Duke 29/01/11
New York City Ballet (NYCB) USA, New York, David H. Koch Theater
Reviewer: Marina Harss The Faster Times Homepage
Dancers: Finlay, Lovette, Mearns, Peck, Ramasar
    "Lovette is only nineteen, and joined the company less than two years ago as an apprentice ... She’s hard to miss even when dancing in a large group, moving with a fullness and musicality that belie both her size (tiny) and tender age. Especially noticeable is how she takes hold of a phrase; it flows right through her, all the way through her fingers and into the air around her. And her eyes: alert, inquisitive, alive."
Symphony in Three Movements, Polyphonia, La Source, Prodigal Son, Mozartiana, Nutcracker, Cortège Hongrois 28/01/11
New York City Ballet (NYCB) USA, New York, David H. Koch Theater
Reviewer: Alastair Macaulay New York Times Homepage
Dancers: De Luz, Fairchild M, Finlay, King, Krohn, Mearns, Reichlen, Ulbricht, Catazaro
    "A season that contains both “Polyphonia” and Alexei Ratmansky’s “Concerto DSCH” has an unsurpassed choice of repertory by living choreographers. A season featuring “Symphony in Three Movements” among numerous masterpieces by Balanchine and Jerome Robbins is without match in the world today. "
Polyphonia 27/01/11
New York City Ballet (NYCB) USA, New York, Lincoln Center
Reviewer: Apollinaire Scherr Financial Times Homepage
Dancers: Angle T, Mearns, Whelan
    "Still, I felt grateful all over again for the work and amazed that, at a wee 27, Wheeldon knew how to make a plotless ballet, to a fragmented score, that would speak to us."
Polyphonia 27/01/11
New York City Ballet (NYCB) USA, New York, David H. Koch Theater
Reviewer: Marina Harss The Faster Times Homepage
Dancers: Angle T, Finlay, Mearns, Peck, Ramasar, Reichlen, Veyette, Whelan
    "Formal brilliance and emotional fullness, the two poles of ballet—poles that meet, at times—are also in constant play in Christopher Wheeldon’s “Polyphonia,” a work from 2001 that marked him as a major choreographer on the scene."
Masters of Movement: Polyphonia, Les Sylphides, The Golden Section 05/04/09
Ballet Arizona USA, Phoenix, Orpheum Theatre
Reviewer: Richard Nilsen Arizona Republic Homepage
Dancers: Magnicaballi, Marshalsay
    '(Polyphonia)was an utter delight. Set to music by Romanian-born composer Gyorgy Ligeti, it mixed classic steps with modern gestures and a reduced light level to make a dusky, moody piece with dancers spinning like electrons.'
Opening Gala: Tarantella, Polyphonia, Tchaikovsly Pas de deux, Raymonda, Le Corsaire, Confidencias 28/01/09
San Francisco Ballet (SFB) USA, San Francisco, War Memorial Opera House
Reviewer: Sean Martinfield San Francisco Sentinel Homepage
Dancers: Boada, Chung, Deivison, Domitro, Feijoo, Hernandez, Kochetkova, LeBlanc, Popov, Waldo, Zahorian
    "it was the combination of the much anticipated debut of young Taras Domitro and veteran diva Vanessa Zahorian in Le Corsaire which sparked curious wonderment and then an explosion of applause."
76th Season Opening Gala: Polyphonia pdd, Le Corsaire pdd, Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux, In the Middle Somewhat elevated, Confidencias, Stars Stripes, and others 23/01/09
San Francisco Ballet (SFB) USA, San Francisco, War Memorial Opera House
Reviewer: Renee Renouf Ballet.co Magazine Homepage
Dancers: Altman, Andre, Boada, Chung, Deivison, Domitro, Feijoo, Hernandez, Kochetkova, LeBlanc, Magierek, Miner, Molat, Popov, Rogers, Scribner, Sofranko, Spaulding, Sylve, Tan, Villanoba, Viselli, Waldo, Yamamoto, Zahorian
    "One of the happiest revivals occurred with Tomasson’s decision to cast Lorena Feijoo in his 1986 solo Confidencias created for Evelyn Cisneros, pianist Roy Bogas continuing to play Ernesto Nazareth’s music. Feijoo’s sloping shoulders, flexible torso and Cuban sensuality rendered the revival memorable. From the original seated profile with scarlet shawl through vulnerable hand gesture and passionate placement of pointe with her head in decisive declamation, Feijoo made the study her own, hopefully to be repeated."
The Four Seasons, Polyphonia, Wolf's Court 10/01/09
National Ballet of Canada Canada, Vancouver, Performing Arts Centre
Reviewer: Amanda Buckiewicz Torontoist Homepage
    '(In 'Wolfe's Court')Mrozewski's story-telling abilities are phenomenal, and combined with the elaborate set and detailed costumes, Mrozewski proved that he is a force to be reckoned with.'
Symphony in C, Polyphonia, In the Upper Room 07/11/08
National Ballet of Canada Canada, Toronto, Four Seasons Centre
Reviewer: Susan Walker Toronto Star Homepage
Dancers: Goh, Hodgkinson, Konvalina, Lavigne, Ogden, Pereira, Stanczyk, Vanstone, Yu, Helimets, Long, Stiefel
    "It really doesn't get any better than this for lovers of contemporary ballet. The National Ballet of Canada's mixed program is wall-to-wall, bravura dancing, from Balanchine to Tharp, with a brilliant rendition of Christopher Wheeldon's Polyphonia in between."
Symphony in C, Polyphonia, In the Upper Room 07/11/08
National Ballet of Canada Canada, Toronto, Four Seasons Centre
Reviewer: Paula Citron Globe and Mail Homepage
Dancers: Antonijevic, Daumec, Helimets, Hirano, Hodgkinson, Hutchison, Konvalina, Leja, Long, Ogden, Pereira, Stiefel, Vanstone, Yu, Shee
    Upper Room: "This is a work that demands repeated viewings in order to come to grips with its many layers, be it aural, visual or choreographic. ...In short, it is a whirlwind of movement and design."
Polyphonia, Commedia, Monotones II, Six Fold Illuminate 20/10/08
Morphoses - The Wheeldon Company USA, New York, City Center
Reviewer: Joan Acocella The New Yorker Homepage
Dancers: Benjamin, Hohenstein, Watson
    "“Commedia” is a kind of syllabus of the academic ballet technique. ...At the same time, it is an expression of an unfamiliar emotion, and this is another side of Wheeldon that seems more obvious now than it did in the past. I probably should have seen it in the past. The feelings contained in those bendy pas de deux of his were not your standard stage love."
Polyphonia, Commedia 12/10/08
Morphoses - The Wheeldon Company USA, New York, City Center
Reviewer: Sarah Kaufman Washington Post Homepage
Dancers: Angle, Stix-Brunell, Whelan
    Commedia: "The dancing was fussy, busy, generic modern-ballet fare. The partnering was too clever by half, and for no purpose. We didn't know these characters, didn't care if they were siblings, lovers or unemployed stockbrokers."
Monotones II, Polyphonia, Commedia, Six Fold Illuminate 08/10/08
Morphoses - The Wheeldon Company USA, New York, City Center
Reviewer: Deborah Jowitt The Village Voice Homepage
Dancers: Angle, Benjamin, Cassone, Garcia, Hall, Jacoby, Kowroski, Liang, Peck, Pronk, Reichlen, Stix-Brunell, Watson, Whelan, Fowler
    "As in Polyphonia, Wheeldon shows his mastery of form: Counterpoint slips suavely into unison, and traditional steps look unexpectedly fresh. Commedia, in tune with its score, is rife with charming, pranksome dancing."
Polyphonia, Commedia, Six Fold Illuminate, Shutters Shut, Fools' Paradise, Monotones II 07/10/08
Morphoses - The Wheeldon Company USA, New York, City Center
Reviewer: Tonya Plank Huffington Post Homepage
Dancers: Jacoby, Kowroski, Pronk, Stix-Brunell, Whelan
    'The program ended with another beauty of Wheeldon's, from last year, Fools' Paradise... a group of dancers move by turns in solos, duets, trios, and in ensemble, making awkward but miraculously astounding shapes.'
Polyphonia, Commedia, Monotones II, Six Fold Illuminate, Fools' Paradise 07/10/08
Morphoses - The Wheeldon Company USA, New York, City Center
Reviewer: Jocelyn Noveck Associated Press Homepage
Dancers: Benjamin, Cassone, Kowroski, Stix-Brunell, Whelan
    ' "Polyphonia" remains one of Wheeldon's best works, sharper and more coherent than "Commedia," his latest, which still has its considerable charms. Choreographed to Stravinsky's "Pulcinella Suite" .. it is stylish and always interesting.'
Polyphonia, Monotones II, Six Fold Illuminate, Commedia 06/10/08
Morphoses - The Wheeldon Company USA, New York, City Center
Reviewer: Sarah Kaufman Washington Post Homepage
Dancers: Angle, Kowroski, Pronk, Stix-Brunell, Watson, Whelan
    Wheeldon created this 'Commedia' to mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Ballets Russes, which will be feted next year..... The music, for Stravinsky, was a bridge between past and future. But Wheeldon seems to see no such gateway in it. He uses the "Pulcinella Suite" with little feeling for its context or atmosphere.'
Polyphonia, Commedia, Monotones II, Six Fold Illuminate, Fools' Paradise 04/10/08
Morphoses - The Wheeldon Company UK, London, Sadler's Wells
Reviewer: David Jays The Sunday Times Homepage
Dancers: Benjamin, Stix-Brunell, Watson, Whelan
    'Wheeldon lets Wendy Whelan, NYCB’s steeliest ballerina, be vulnerable. When lifted, she kinks her knees as if craving to be secured. Entrancing, even if it makes you wonder whether feminism actually happened'
Commedia, Six Fold Illuminate, Polyphonia, Monotones II, The Dream pdd 04/10/08
Morphoses - The Wheeldon Company USA, New York, City Center
Reviewer: Tobi Tobias Bloomberg Homepage
    "Neither of these creations (Commedia, Six Fold Illuminate) competes with - or even complements - Wheeldon's 2001 'Polyphonia,' which introduced the current program and was sveltely performed. Along with the 2002 'Morphoses,' these works - both to Ligeti scores - made the young choreographer's name. He hasn't topped them yet."
Polyphonia, Six Fold Illuminate, Commedia 03/10/08
Morphoses - The Wheeldon Company USA, New York, City Center
Reviewer: Roslyn Sulcas New York Times Homepage
Dancers: Angle, Benjamin, Cassone, Hohenstein, Jacoby, Liang, Pronk, Stix-Brunell, Watson, Whelan
    "“Commedia” may not be as important a dance as “Polyphonia.” Then again, it may. One of the wonderful things about Mr. Wheeldon’s work is that there are new discoveries to be made each time you watch it."
Commedia, Polyphonia, Monotones II 03/10/08
Morphoses - The Wheeldon Company USA, New York, City Center
Reviewer: Robert Johnson Newark Star Ledger Homepage
Dancers: Kowroski, Watson
    "It seems downright perverse that the same dance-maker who was able heroically to unravel the knots in Ligeti's piano music has woven a choreographic thicket to accompany Stravinsky at his sunniest and most melodic."

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