2008 01 31
A little while ago, I got wind of the New York City ballet’s offer of free tickets for two open dress rehearsals for a new show called Double Feature. The dress rehearsals were yesterday and today for the first and second acts of the show respectively. Yoon and I saw the second act this afternoon. It was great, and I recommend it even to people who don’t go in much for dance.
Double Feature bills itself as an homage to silent film. The first act is a melodrama in the style of a silent film, the second a comedy. The comedy was genuinely funny – Yoon and I laughed quite a bit throughout the entire show. Of course I don’t know a thing about dance, but the choreography struck me as inventive and playful.
So, good stuff. And free! Because it was an open dress rehearsal, they had to stop about four times to go over scenes again, but the audience seemed to be enjoying the show so much I doubt anyone minded much.