Could it be that choreographer Wayne McGregor choked in the face of the Rite of Spring challenge?
American Ballet Theatre
Tomorrow, Misty Copeland will be American Ballet Theatre’s first African-American ballerina to perform the lead role in Swan Lake in New York City.
Few companies can do pageantry quite like ABT, buoyed by its vast resources as well as on this occasion the company’s desire to celebrate its 75th anniversary with panache.
The performers must be so deeply invested in what they are doing that we are caught up in the narrative as its cobwebs are brushed away.