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With Harlequinade, Alexei Ratmansky Turns His Talents to a Petipa Rarity

It’s no secret that American Ballet Theatre’s artist in residence, Alexei Ratmansky, is obsessed with the choreography of Marius Petipa. Since 2007, he has been involved in reconstructions of several of Petipa’s ballets, starting with Le Corsaire for the Bolshoi and continuing through Paquita (2014), The Sleeping Beauty (2015) and Swan Lake (2016). As Ratmansky […]

The Most Influential People in Dance Today: Alexei Ratmansky

In the last five years, Alexei Ratmansky has made seventeen ballets for nine different companies in five countries. These include an abstract ballet set to Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, an interpretation of Plato’s Symposium set to Leonard Bernstein, reconstructions of three Petipa ballets based early twentieth-century notations, a re-imagined Baiser de la Fée, and […]

Shostakovich Trilogy by Alexei Ratmansky

American Ballet Theatre, Metropolitan Opera House New York, NY May 31–June 3, 2013   At right: Polina Semionova and Marcelo Gomes in Ratmansky’s Symphony #9. Photo by Marty Sohl, Courtesy ABT.     Alexei Ratmansky’s “Shostakovich Trilogy,” the most anticipated ballet premiere of the New York season, met lofty expectations. The choreographer, artist in residence […]

Ratmansky Brings Witty Postmodern Rule-Breaking to Ballet in His New Voices

With the premiere of Voices at New York City Ballet, Alexei Ratmansky has challenged ballet conventions in breathtaking ways. Can we now count him as a “postmodern” choreographer? In the areas of music, gender and curtain behavior, he has wittily dashed expectations. Just as pianist Stephen Gosling begins to play, you hear a voice speaking […]

The Gender Equality Debate Continues: Ratmansky Responds

Last week we wrote about how choreographer Alexei Ratmansky set off a Facebook firestorm with a post proclaiming that “there is no such thing as equality in ballet” when it comes to gender roles. Coming from one of today’s foremost choreographers in ballet, his words unsurprisingly drew hundreds of heated reactions. And maybe that was […]

Rolex Arts Initiative Names Ratmansky as a Mentor

Today, the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative announced that Alexei Ratmansky will be one of the seven master artists participating in its mentor/protégé program in the coming year. This is the 11th year of Rolex’s biannual program; since 2002, mentoring choreographers have included JiÅ™í Kylián, William Forsythe, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Trisha Brown. […]

Video: Find Out the Secret of Ratmansky's Muse

Where does master ballet choreographer Alexei Ratmansky get his inspiration from? In a fascinating conversation with writer Hanna Rubin in Dance Magazine‘s March issue, he spoke about what drew him to create his two latest ballets: The Fairy’s Kiss, which recently premiered at Miami City Ballet, and Whipped Cream, which American Ballet Theatre debuts next […]

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