It's Been Strange

Spring Fever Dreams

Kelly and Hall, who've worked with Appels before, are especially riveting in a duet, and Hall's solo is one of the best things in the piece. Some of these astonishing young creatures seem unsure about how to perform in this setting. You catch them thinking about steps. Taylor—pale as a Pre-Raphaelite Ophelia behind cascades of yellow hair—focuses on inner thoughts. Abergel looks cross at first, but mellows. Angle, eyelids at half-mast, projects a danseur-noble hauteur. It's almost a relief to glimpse them in the wings grinning at friends in the audience.

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