Pondering Balanchine In St. Petersburg

“To see program after program of Balanchine at the Maryinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg is to be exposed to every kind of nostalgia and fantasy. This is the theater where, at the age of ten in 1914, he made his debut as a tiny cupid in The Sleeping Beauty. It’s also a theater where, through most of the 20th century, his work went unseen.”