Directed and choreographed by Jean-Christophe Maillot, Lac is a pithy remix of Swan Lake that keeps the central story intact, but dares to rethink many of the ballet's sacrosanct conventions.
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In French choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot's Roméo et Juliette there are no swords, no heavy Renaissance costumes and there is no vial of poison. The ballet has been stripped of all its dead weight while preserving the essence of the narrative.
A chic crowd gathered at the Joyce Theater last Wednesday -- thin women in fat furs, chattering in French. It was the opening night of Les Ballets de ...
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