Director's Notes: A Perfect Paradox

Director's Notes: A Perfect Paradox

At Stuttgart Ballet, Reid Anderson embraces the traditional and the avant-garde. N ame the most prominent choreographers and directors in continental Europe, and the list reads like a who’s who of Stuttgart Ballet alumni. John Neumeier, Jirí Kylián...
Director's Notes: Maestro in Montevideo

Director's Notes: Maestro in Montevideo

Julio Bocca injects his experience and flair into Uruguay’s Ballet Nacional Sodre. J ulio Bocca’s performances during his 20 years at American Ballet Theatre had the tangible feel of verismo. Whatever character he danced—Romeo, Albrecht,...
Director's Notes: The Maverick in Monaco

Director's Notes: The Maverick in Monaco

Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo is Jean-Christophe Maillot’s personal playground. B ox-office pressure doesn’t seem to be part of the vocabulary at Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo. For the past two decades, this maverick company devoted to the sleek neoclassical...
Director's Notes: American Down Under

Director's Notes: American Down Under

Ethan Stiefel takes on his biggest role yet as artistic director of Royal New Zealand Ballet. I nternational ballet stars labeled “Made in America” are an endangered species. But former American Ballet Theatre principal Ethan Stiefel is one of the rare...
Director's Notes: The Revitalizer

Director's Notes: The Revitalizer

Emily Molnar has given Ballet BC fresh life. W atching the exuberant dancing of today’s Ballet BC, you’d hardly guess that the troupe was on the brink of collapse a little more than four years ago. In 2008, dwindling audiences had compounded the...
Director's Notes: No Longer Vanilla

Director's Notes: No Longer Vanilla

John McFall has made Atlanta Ballet an incubator for innovative choreography. I n John McFall’s teenage mind, nothing equaled the enchantment of ballet. He remembers being cast as a swashbuckling supernumerary in Scheherazade when Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo...

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