Taking the nexus of what is perceived as contemporary ballet, De La Cruz manages to transform a relatively popular aesthetic into a more youthful, relevant event. So what should you expect? Expect to be wowed. - GREGORY KING
"It felt like a thrill, like a discovery of something new." -STEWART OKSENHORN
"Unlike any of the ballets I have witnessed thus far in our 8 years as season ticket holders."
"His innate ability to direct the eye was demonstrated in his strategic staging and use of synchronized versus isolated pairings." - MAYA OLIVIER
"Norbert is one of the most purely beautiful movers that I have encountered over my years of dance-watching. . ." - PHILIP GARDNER
"Classical bones and a contemporary sensibility."
"Yielded moments of grace that suggested that De La Cruz is as much a poet as he is a craftsman." - CALVIN WILSON
"Starting the evening off is a world premiere by. . . Filipino choreographer Norbert De La Cruz III. . .Talsikan. . . The ensemble work tackles themes of constriction and artifice, so central to classical ballet....Under [De La] Cruz’s investigation, the point shoe becomes everything it is not supposed to be: an instrument of percussion and the work reaches a spectacular crescendo that’s part Stomp, part Momix, and part feminist literary theory as the curtain descends. . . I can’t wait to see what [De La] Cruz creates next." - Kat Richter
A R T I C L E S
Arts America Blog: Aspen Santa Fe Ballet , MARCH 31, 2012 BY MI'JAN CELIE THO-BIAZ. "I implore you beloved readers: when “Square None” makes its rounds on the tour circuit, rush out and support this new, brilliant work." (CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE)
On to square one: Choreographer Norbert De La Cruz III returns to Aspen, Written by Stewart Oksenhorn, July 5th, 2013: “It’s not about the choreographer; it’s how the choreographer relates to the dancers. That’s the beauty of creation.” (CLICK HERE FOR ARTICLE)