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Alexei RatmanskyWall Street Journal Magazine - December 2012

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#1 miliosr


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Posted 02 December 2012 - 02:27 PM


The December 2012 issue of the Wall Street Journal Magazine carries a short feature/interview (pp. 47-48) with Alexei Ratmansky. The money quote:

"I would say that City Ballet dancers shape my steps; and at ABT, my steps shape my dancers. I'm not saying one thing is better than the other."

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:37 AM

It seems clear which approach Ratmansky likely prefers. If what he says is accurate, wouldn't this be a result of training differences between the two companies? NYCB recruits mainly from its own School; ABT draws from many schools. Is there something about the ABT model that would make its dancers more malleable, more able and/or willing to be formed and changed by a dance-maker?

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