“The strongest work of the night was Joshua Beamish’s “Rouge et Noir”. Against a backdrop reminiscent of Matisse, there were attitudes and suggestions of emotion from the dancers but it was never so much that you wished for some restraint. Bouder and Ramasar really shone here with a physicality that highlighted how far Ramasar has come as a performer. With each passing year he becomes deeper and more magnetic to the point where he balances dancers like Bouder with ease. She, of course, was her usual self – fiery, fast and fun. She remains an artist at the peak of her ability and could sell tickets just to watch her in ballet class. Indiana Woodward and Alexa Maxwell had fun supporting roles of no great depth. Woodward especially radiated a mischievous level of flirting that kept it all from getting too serious. She was kind of like the girl everyone wants to sit next to at a party.” – Bach Track