Last friday night The New Orleans Ballet Association presented the North American premiere of Scottish Ballet’s “Streetcar Named Desire,” at the Mahalia Jackson Theater. I had the privilege of going and It was amazing. Watching this ballet I saw the future of an artform I love so much. Director Nancy Meckler and choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa adaptation of Tennessee Williams classic tale was remarkable. I’ve seen productions of Streetcar before so I was very interested to see if a literary masterpiece known for it’s characters and dialogue could be made into a ballet. The answer is yes! Outside of the iconic “STELLA” scream the dancers embodied Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s choreography speaking with their bodies. It was extraordinary.
-B.Adina AKA The Bayou Ballerina