Worlds of Change: the New York City Ballet and Armitage Gone!

Two very different companies challenge stability

Teetering on the edge: Armitage’s Connoisseurs of Chaos
Julieta Cervantes
Teetering on the edge: Armitage’s Connoisseurs of Chaos

These days, dancers with extensive ballet training like members of Armitage Gone! and those in companies like NYCB are frequently called upon to transform the skills and control that they spent years developing in order to convey a semblance of spontaneity, even helplessness. In contrast, the great classical works more and more conjure up idylls of an order that's imperiled in today's world.

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