movements. Whelan and Richardson followed with Dwight Rhoden’s Charter (2012), a lovely work that shows Richardson ease and Whelan questioning Rhoden’s style. Kudos to the Nicholas Payton Quartet for their jazz sharing which accompanied Charter! The Lyon Opera Ballet followed with more live music (Johann Sebastian
Bach this time) and Sarabande (2009) a playful quartet for men in seven distinctly different sections. NDT’s hilarious Sh-Boom! (2000) choreographed by Sol Leon (resident choreographer) and Paul Lightfoot (artistic directors) with section after section of standout performances by a cast of talented folks, closed the evening. Confetti with the words “Life Could Be A Dream” (words from the title of the song used for Sh-Boom!)
fell from the ceiling as the dancing finished. A warm welcome in deed.