2nd NE Quadrant\The Approval Matrix: Week of February 18, 2008
In brief, “Double Feature” tells two stories in the style of grade-B silent movies. With few exceptions, everything is in black and white or varying shades of grey. A screen placed behind the action provides intermittent written commentary to explain or propel the action forward, just as in silent movies. And the musical accompaniment sounds like the kind of music that might have accompanied silent films (except the arrangements are infinitely richer and more evocative than one would have seen at a silent movie).
In “Makin’ Whoopee” Tom Gold plays Jimmie Shannon, a Buster Keaton character with a glowing, good-hearted girlfriend (Tiler Peck), with a similarly well-honed sense of timing.
-- New York Times
Tom Gold was born in Lockport, Illinois, and began his dance training at age 11 with Larry Long and Warren Conover. He came to the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet, for a summer session in 1986 and was invited to join the New York City Ballet's corps de ballet the following year. In February 1993, Mr. Gold was promoted to the rank of soloist. -- New York City Ballet
“Double Feature” will be repeated through Wednesday. New York City Ballet performs through Feb. 24 at the New York State Theater, Lincoln Center; (212) 870-5570 or nycballet.com.