In his first appearance with the company, Gomes will dance the role of Oberon in Frederick Ashton’s “Dream” opposite Alina Cojocaru, the role Sergei Polunin was scheduled to dance before his surprise departure from the company.
When Gomes danced the role with ABT the New York Post said,
Best of all was Marcelo Gomes’ impassioned and extraordinarily assured performance as Oberon. The role is known for its treacherous turns; Gomes nailed every one without a single bobble.
A “bobble”, for non-Americans, is a mishandling of the ball in baseball!
Photo: Rosalie O’Connor
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