Just after turning 40, the American Ballet Theater principal will dance the lead in “Romeo and Juliet,” the role she wouldn’t allow herself to dream about.
Wayne McGregor’s “AfteRite,” an expressionist take on “The Rite of Spring,” might have seemed odd programming for a gala evening.
Natalia Osipova stood out among the dancers interpreting the role this season at the American Ballet Theater, showing how she has grown as an artist.
Two star-studded evenings at the Vail Dance Festival introduce bright new talent and allow established performers to stretch.
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.