Cassandra Trenary, American Ballet Theatre soloist, for one, had a very good year. The fast-rising star debuted as Princess Aurora in Alexei Ratmansky’s “The Sleeping Beauty” during the company’s spring season at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, reprising the role while on tour to Paris.
Cassandra Trenary. Photograph by Karolina Kuras.
The son of a painter and a set designer, director/choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot was, it seems, destined to have a life in the theater. Born and raised in Tours, in central France, in 1960, he studied dance and piano at the Conservatoire Nacional de Région de Tours before joining the Rosella Hightower International School of Dance in Cannes.Continue Reading
One would think that a dance inspired by the events of the January 6 insurrection—yes, a dance!—would not be the ideal stuff of theater, but the eight members of Laurie Sefton Creates (formerly Clairobscur Dance Company), succeeded in giving life to Sefton’s premiere “Herd. Person?”, while the dance, itself, was occasionally problematic.Continue Reading