Video: Watch Ratmansky in Rehearsal

November 28, 2001

Channel THIRTEEN’s “NYC-ARTS” program will feature a segment on Alexei Ratmansky tonight at 8 pm—but you can see it here first.


Their cameras went into the studio with American Ballet Theatre’s resident choreographer during rehearsals for his new Shostakovich ballet. Hear ABT principals David Hallberg and New York City Ballet principal Sara Mearns talk about what it’s like to be part of his process—and what makes his work so genius. Hallberg even explains why Ratmanksy is the only choreographer who could convince him to don a dress and pointe shoes! The program airs tonight and will have an encore presentation this Sunday at noon.