The final, three-hour segment was dominated by performances -- necessarily to taped music since Symphony Space, a converted movie theater, has no orchestra pit. Dance Theatre of Harlem gave the New York premiere of its "Apollo," staged by Eve Lawson and coached by D'Amboise, who restored details he knew from the 1950s that have fallen away over the years. Rasta Thomas, as the still-unformed young god, faultlessly stumbled on a step that he would later, as the more mature Apollo, execute nobly.
"Renard," an unfamiliar 1947 work that Balanchine created to a jaunty Stravinsky score, came back to life in Kansas City Ballet's charming restoration, staged by Bolender of the original cast. Now 90, he was present to introduce it.