Choreographers: A Room Of Their Own

“The obstacles for an aspiring choreographer are formidable: he must find not only bodies who will work with little or no pay, but also a way to show the outcome publicly. Even those successful enough to get commissions from companies are usually constrained by limited time, punishing rehearsal schedules and the psychological pressures of a looming premiere. Peter Martins, the director of the New York City Ballet, has long believed that choreographers would be making more, and better, ballets if they had the chance to work without these limitations.”