Amid all the barrage balloons of jargon sent up around the Lincoln Center Festival by self-appointed explainers of the avant-garde, the arrival of the Ninagawa Company from Tokyo was something of a relief. Nobody can claim that director Yukio Ninagawa's work is avant-garde. If anything, Ninagawa's is an ultra-traditional theater, achieving effects that often seem startlingly fresh by reaching back before realism; his tradition is ultra-romantic, acknowledging realism but always pushing beyond it to put something... More >>>