Contributors: Courtney Escoyne, Wendy Perron
The role of Tatiana in John Cranko’s
Onegin will be more emotional than ever for audi-
ences at American Ballet Theatre’s spring season.
Diana Vishneva, one of today’s most intense and
versatile ballerinas, has chosen that tumultuous role
for her send-off from ABT on June 19 and 23. (She
will continue as a principal with St. Petersburg’s
Mariinsky Ballet.) Meanwhile, Alessandra Ferri, still
lusciously limpid at age 54, returns to the role June
20 and 22. Marcelo Gomes plays the fickle Onegin
for Vishneva; Roberto Bolle partners Ferri. abt.org.
the High Line
If you’ve ever thought
wistfully of how cool it would have been
to see Sleep No More before it was the
trendiest ticket in town, you’re in luck.
Randy Weiner, one of the producers
behind that runaway hit, has teamed up
with kooky choreographer extraordinaire
Ryan Heffington to create Seeing You, a
new immersive experience set underneath
Manhattan’s iconic High Line. But if you
want to catch it before it blows up, you’d
best hurry: Its initial six-week run ends
June 18. seeingyou.nyc.
Yvonne Rainer’s seminal 1966 work
Trio A is known for its steady, uninflected pacing.
Now that pacing has been drastically slowed
down by artist/producer David Michalek. For
SlowDancing/Trio A, an installation at Danspace
Project, Michalek has filmed 46 diverse dancers,
each performing seven seconds of the difficult
coordination, and stretched it to last well over an
hour. The result is a video installation that takes
over the sanctuary of St. Mark’s Church from June
23 to July 1. The cast includes Wendy Whelan
and downtown favorites Jodi Melnick and
David Thomson. danspaceproject.org.
rehearses Trio A.