Balanchine In The Desert

Former New York City Ballet dancer Ib Andersen now leads the nine-member Arizona Ballet. On recreating Balanchine’s work: “I teach the steps and I teach what I think his intent was.  It’s what I think he intended, which is of course not [necessarily] what he intended.  And, like everyone else who stages Balanchine’s ballets, I put something of myself into it—because what else can you do?”