The Value of a Partnership
The success of a ballet performance is contingent on several factors: choreography, music, set and costume design, as well as the casting and talent of the individual dancers. Often good choreography can balance bad choices on the other factors. Sometimes good dancing can cover bad choreography. The director has a secret weapon: the value of a good partnership. In the final performance of Peter Martins' "Swan Lake" this weapon was put to good use by rematching Gudrun Bojesen and Thomas Lund.