Coded into many modern dancers’ genetic makeup is the desire to choreograph and to form a company devoted to that work. That the enterprise may be small-scale and possibly poverty-stricken is no deterrent. For a ballet dancer to become a top-notch choreographer and venture to form a company is rarer. That’s why many dance lovers rejoiced when Christopher Wheeldon relinquished his position as resident choreographer of the New York City Ballet and, in 2007, formed Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company. But his decision—announced in the Times on February 23—to withdraw as artistic director of Morphoses, while very disappointing, wasn’t... More >>>