Conservatory of Dance Students in BAM Production
Renowned choreographer Luca Veggetti has been working with Conservatory of Dance students for his recent reimagining of Jerome Robbins’ Watermill at Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Alastair Macaulay of the New York Times reviewed the performance on October 25.
“Now, impressively and touchingly, it’s been reimagined as a chamber piece by the choreographer Luca Veggetti. Whereas it used to project into the breadth and depth of the New York State Theater (today’s David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center), this week it plays to an audience seated on three sides of the stage at BAM Fisher, with no one more than a few rows away. Instead of City Ballet dancers, here it’s performed by students from the Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College, SUNY. On the backdrop, a single large crescent moon is stationary, whereas in City Ballet’s production it changed and traveled. The small Japanese paper lanterns, tiny beside the vast sheaves, that dancers used to hold are now glass-like bulbs illuminated by electricity.”