Ballets like Swan Lake are famous for a grand finale of never ending pirouettes performed by a spinning soloist. Generations puts an athletic twist on that concept, with a determined dancer seemingly obligated to repeat an endless number of back walkovers (I lost count after 35) until she is finally released by the support of another partner. The final poses of represent a fitting array of familial relationships, with a one couple intimately embracing, a trio sprawled comfortably across each other on the floor, and one stone-faced couple sitting tensely on the sofa, neither touching or interacting with each other. Generations and families come in all different shapes and sizes and this performance captures that essence brilliantly.

Auburn Scallon, 10.10.2018,