Anna Kisselgoff has written a nice tribute to Johan Renvall in an obituary that will appear in Sunday's NYT print edition. It's online now here.
Yet as critics across the country noted, Mr. Renvall’s gifts went far beyond pyrotechnics. Antony Tudor, Ballet Theater’s master of psychological ballet, cast him in his dance-dramas, in which he portrayed a murderer in “Undertow,” a youth in search of Zenlike enlightenment in “Shadowplay,” a young lover in “Dim Lustre” and, in a memorably deep performance, a grieving mourner in “Dark Elegies.” As always, this depth came from the projection of his movement, not through conventional acting.
We want to thank Judith for bumping up the TV broadcast of Dark Elegies on YouTube in which Johan Renvall gave one of his most memorable performances.