Elbert Watson Dance Ensemble shines at the Outer Banks Forum

Elbert WatsonFormer Alvin Ailey principal dancer Elbert Watson brought an ensemble including Robert Kretz, who grew up in Kitty Hawk and now dances with the Boston Ballet, to the First Flight High School Saturday for an excellent and popular program ranging from programmatic to purely abstract dance pieces, in styles from classical ballet to post-modern.

'La Corsaire Pas de Deux'Sylvia Lee Deaton and Kitty Hawk’s Robert Kretz, now with the Boston Ballet, dance ‘La Corsaire Pas de Deux.’

'One'Jurijs and Jennifer Safonovs dance the choreography of Joseph Morrissey to the music of Umebayashi Shigeru and Michael Galasso in ‘One.’

'Tarantella'Cornelius Bartlett and Helen Watson dance Elbert Watson’s choreography to an original score by Gulnara Salimova in ‘Tarantella.’

'Urban Landscapes'Elbert Watson’s ‘Urban Landscapes’ featured Watson, Tiana Taylor, Jessica McCarthy, Christina Kyriakides, Sherah Powers, Bryan Donovan Everett, Richard Corbin, Cornell Lee and Jesse Rodriguez. ~Peter Hummers