tomgolddance, founded by former New York City Ballet soloist Tom Gold, are preparing to offer their first New York City full-evening of ballets at Florence Gould Hall on Monday February 27th. Ticket information here. New York City Ballet principal dancers Jared Angle and Sara Mearns are among the stellar line-up of featured dancers. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
tomgolddance have been touring for the past four years; Tom now presents four of his ballets for the New York audience, with music by Mozart, Desplat, Satie, Poulenc and Piazzolla. Photographer Matt Murphy and I stopped by a rehearsal last week where we watched some of NYCB's finest dancers working with Tom.
Abi Stafford, Robert Fairchild
Jared & Sara
Tyler Angle, Sara Mearns
ABT soloist Simone Messmer, such an entrancing dancer, arrived just as Matt and I were heading out. We stopped to catch up with her for a few moments before she started dancing; kind of sorry we didn't get to see her in action in the studio, but that's one more reason to look forward to February 27th.
All photos by Matt Murphy, with my thanks to him for taking time out of his already-busy day to meet me at Tom's rehearsal.