'Expect' fulfills expectations; 'Paquita' only passable
By Mieko Sasaki for The Daily Yomiuri
The New National Theatre Ballet, Tokyo, closed its 2002-03 season on a mixed note, staging the contemporary Dance Theatron No.9 and a classical ballet program comprising "La Sylphide" and "Paquita."
Dance Theatron No. 9 premiered two pieces commissioned by the theater: "Expect," choreographed by Kuniko Kisanuki, and "Tokyo Dance Hall," by Shinji Nakamura. "Expect" grabbed the attention of viewers from the start, with groups of female dancers dashing around the long, pale green floor, creating a sense of expectation. click for more