New York City Ballet 2021 Season in New York City Ballet Posted October 12 2 hours ago, jerryb said: I agree. I refer to After the Rain as a "Pretzel" ballet or "How many ways can I twist Wendy Whalen?" I wish NYB would drop it. Maybe the cast and occasion make a difference? Yuan Yuan Tan and Damian Smith danced the pas at his farewell performance and it was lovely to see on every level.