As I watched a rehearsal of Mauro Bigonzetti's new work titled, BachGround, I was reminded of Wiles' desire to bring the company's work to more people and to audiences who may not be familiar with ballet.
When you are at the top of your field -- like Wiles, former principal dancer at American Ballet Theater, and Askegard, former principal dancer at New York City Ballet -- the natural question is, "what's next?"
The New York State Theater at Lincoln Center, home of the New York City Opera, is dark as it undergoes a year of renovation. It is a house of past and perhaps future artistic importance in two art forms.
I had a wonderful night at New York City Ballet the other night. The program, titled "Here and Now", focused on some of the company's newest works, and was kind of a celebration of the future, of 21st Century ballet.