Out of the Clear blue

Out of the Clear blue

In October, American Ballet Theatre presented its fall season which included a new ballet, Clear, by acclaimed young Australian choreographer Stanton Welch. Set to a Bach concerto for violin and oboe, Clear is a 20-minute ballet for seven men and one woman. It is both athletic and haunting, with a classical dance vocabulary that incorporates modern gestures.

The men's scenes are bathed in golden yellow with faint white patterns. When the woman enters, the stage is washed

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