Two star-studded evenings at the Vail Dance Festival introduce bright new talent and allow established performers to stretch.
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An endorsement deal is seen as a vote of confidence in the popular appeal of ballet — and especially of Ms. Copeland.
Ms. Copeland takes on Kitri and Giselle this season. The key? Diving deep. “It’s making the character so much more important than the steps,” she says.
The two women talk about overcoming barriers in their careers, fighting for better roles and how it is important for artists to be politically active.
The entertainment lawyer Nina L. Shaw is adept at striking deals for those whose mission it is to be both artist and advocate.
Jessica Lang, making her first ballet for American Ballet Theater, has done so to excerpts from “Das Jahr” (“The Year”), by Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel.
Ms. Copeland, a principal dancer at American Ballet Theater, will play the lead ballerina role in the live-action film “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.”
This year, the company’s pictorial aspect felt stronger than ever, with choreography that made the stage pictures come to life.
Each performance by American Ballet Theater varies, depending on the lead couple, but the production tends to lack dynamic contrast.
As this ballet returns to American Ballet Theater’s repertory, a signature whiplash turn will have a starring role.