Looking at the the Andrea Mohin/NY TIMES photos from ABT's performance of Twyla Tharp's BRIEF FLING (Xiomara Reyes and Herman Cornejo, above) made me wonder if I do need to stay on Saturday afternoon and watch it again. My reaction during Tuesday's performace was that it was a piece I would never want to see again and that I could have a short afternoon on Saturday by skipping out after JARDIN. But the Mohin photos (Herman and the guys, below) are making me think about certain things that have stayed in my mind about the piece.
Since Saturday's matinee boasts a different pair of principals (Herrera and Gomes) it will probably be worthwhile to stay. I'm pretty sure in retrospect that it was the music that killed it for me. But I won't know for certain unless I give it another shot.