A 1984 collaboration between two choreographic greats – Jerome Robins and Twyla Tharp – closes the program, a flurry of dancers in blue (Robbins’) and green (Tharp’s). Although a plot-less ballet, it is not lacking nuances. Set to Brahms’ Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Opus 24, the dance – like the music – is a continuous progression from one variation to another, 25 in all. The beginning feels more evenly paced, the blues taking on one musical movement at a time. The greens disrupt this organization with a bit of humor, instigating what ultimately becomes a fusion of the groups, dancers’ costume colors and backdrop lighting blending together.
Miami City Ballet performs through Sunday at The Kennedy Center, the final curtain on a wonderful season.