sandik, on 06 February 2013 - 09:44 PM, said:
That's a lot of program-length work, with only one mixed repertory show in the season -- is that the standard mix for the company now?
I don't know if that is a set policy, but it seems to be the pattern of the last few years. I think that the full-length ballets are a bigger draw, even though hard-core fans like the repertory shows. Many short works are abstract, which doesn't hold the same appeal to casual fans as full-length, story ballets.
There may be some financial considerations involved in the choices for next year. I recall Gil Boggs once stating that when a company purchases the rights to use choreography it get those rights for 3 to 5 years. So they would definitely still have their original rights to Traveling Alone
and possibly still have the original rights to Feast of the Gods
(they premiered both of these works).
I noticed that they have added 2 additional dancers to the corps.