Maybe An Artistic Crisis, Too?

Judging from the ABT’s performance this week at the Kennedy Center, finances aren’t the only thing the company ought to be worrying about, says Sarah Kaufman. “In the dispiriting fog that Tuesday’s performance left behind, it is difficult to identify the most horrific moment… In the campaign parlance that currently preoccupies Washington, ABT has so muddied its message that it risks alienating its base. Surely ABT hasn’t forgotten who its core supporters are and what they look to this troupe to deliver. Ballet is, after all, the company’s middle name.”