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NYCB Vol. 3 No. 13 - Allegro Brillante

Updated: Mar 29

“Allegro Brillante, which began as a last-minute replacement for a canceled work, remains in the repertory after 20 [now 66] years. […] It has no story, no characterization and, actually, no specific mood (other than a general air of pleasantness). Yet it possess a special kind of fascination as if it were saying, ‘Here are some dance classic dance steps and this is how they look when they are paired with musical notes and phrases.’” —Repertory in Review: 40 Years of the New York City Ballet by Nancy Reynolds

(top left) Lourdes Lopez & David Otto, 1986

(top center) Suzanne Farrell & Peter Martins, 1976

(top right) Suzanne and Peter, 1976

(lower left) Merrill Ashley and Adam Luders, 1980

(lower right) Suzanne Farrell & Peter Martins, 1976

All photos by Martha Swope

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