Susan Stroman's Latest for NYCB

Published in the December 2010/January 2011 issue.

Broadway veteran Susan Stroman is one of the few choreographers who can pull off slapstick ballet. At New York City Ballet in 1999, she made the fun and funny Blossom Got Kissed, to the music of Duke Ellington, which follows a ballerina trying to get her swing on. This January, the company will premiere Stroman’s companion piece to Blossom, the first work Stroman has made for NYCB since 2004’s Double Feature. Expect the multiple-Tony-award winning choreographer to whip up something light, witty and silly—her signature mix. —MF