February 2, 2017
“New Faces (and Bodies) in Classic Roles at New York City Ballet”
by Alastair Macaulay
“George Balanchine’s “Prodigal Son” had four casts in the season’s first two weeks. Special interest surrounded the performances of Sara Mearns and Miriam Miller as the Siren — part snake, part grand temple-dancer, part whore.
What previous Siren has ever been simultaneously so tough and so voluptuous as Ms. Mearns? She was ice that generated heat; she turned on the Prodigal without changing gear. The high voltage of her every performance is extraordinary; her stage hunger is unmatched.”