George Balanchine and Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky

This was a magnificent evening of joyous music and consummate ballet, seen Friday, May 22.  The four ballets moved like four symphonic movements.

The uncluttered, glowing color behind the dancers is all the setting one wants or needs to enjoy the dazzling use of the human body — and the ABT’s glamorous, sensuous costumes that bring out its beauty.  Think jewels splashed against exotic tie-dyed silk.