New York City Ballet is releasing a series of behind-the-scenes videos. Here the company’s Ballet Master in Chief, Peter Martins, talks proudly of his dancers and all the collaborators who make a performance happen, with backstage glimpses filmed by Nick Bentgen.
We are the largest ballet company in America; we dance more performances in the course of a year than any other ballet company earth; we have close to 200 ballets in our entire repertoire! That requires a tremendous amount of concentration from everybody… Somehow it is a fantastically smooth running machine.
A number of things separates the New York City Ballet, one of the most important things is that the music is always the predominant factor. So with everything we do, music is our guide.… [continue reading]