Mindy Aloff published this great interview with Ratmansky in today’s Wall Street Journal. You can read it here.
Here’s a short excerpt:
“For me, ballet-making is a process, with many people involved. I’ve also come to realize that if a ballet stays in the repertory, it changes so much. Dancers change ballets just by dancing them. Every minor dancer puts marks on the steps. The Russian classics of the 19th century are composite works of many generations. You see the clear marks of past times, styles and great personalities…Iwould love to sit in the archives and track which step is by whom.”