Just when you think Christopher Wheeldon's FOOL'S PARADISE can't possibly get any more beautiful, two remarkable dancers appear for a sustained pas de deux. Each time I have seen them in this ballet, it has seemed to me that Maria Kowroski and Edwaard Liang have been given by Christopher a very personal gift - something crafted for two people who are not just superb dancers but also the best of friends. Maria and Edwaard certainly cast a spell over the audience with their dancing of this adagio at Central Park on Saturday-summer's night; here are some of Kokyat's photos of this luminous partnership. Click on each image for an enhanced view.
The duet melds into the concluding ensemble as the other dancers return.