Serious Variations: Putting Together Three Premieres at NYCB

This season at New York City Ballet three very different dances came together in completely different ways, only one of which followed what could be called a typical design process. Morgen, choreographed by NYCB ballet master-in-chief Peter Martins and set to music by Richard Strauss, had set and costumes by Alain Vaes. Variations Sérieuses, set to music by Mendelssohn, was choreographed by former NYCB dancer Christopher Wheeldon, who was recently appointed its resident choreogr

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