Muscat: It was a mix of edgy, explorative ballet and classical, romantic ballet at the Royal Opera House Muscat last Thursday and Friday, thanks to the Suzanne Farrell Ballet.
The American dance company presented four separate pieces, all celebrating the choreography of George Balanchine, a Russian dancer and choreographer who spent much of his life working in the US.
His diverse choreography showed both the strengths and weaknesses of the company.
Where the company truly shone was in the piece set to the softer, gentler music of Johannes Brahms. The staging, costumes and choreography for the "Intermezzo from Brahms - Schoenberg Quartet" was like watching a Degas painting come to life.