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