Category: agon

Do you know what it took for Balanchine to put…

Do you know what it took for Balanchine to put me, a black man, on stage with a white woman?  This was 1957, before civil rights.  He showed me how to take her [holding her delicately by the wrist].  He said, ‘put your hand on top’.  The skin colours were part of the choreography.  He saw what was going to happen in the world and put it on stage.

Peter Walker in Agon (NYCB)

Peter Walker in Agon (NYCB)

Sae-Eun Park and Audric Bezard rehearsing Agon…

Sae-Eun Park and Audric Bezard rehearsing Agon (Paris Opera Ballet, 2017)

Elizabeth Murphy and Kylee Kitchens in Agon (P…

Elizabeth Murphy and Kylee Kitchens in Agon (Pacific Northwest Ballet, 2013)

Andrew Bartee, Maria Chapman and Jerome Tisser…

Andrew Bartee, Maria Chapman and Jerome Tisserand in Agon (Pacific Northwest Ballet, 2013)

Arthur Mitchell and Suzanne Farrell in Agon (N…

Arthur Mitchell and Suzanne Farrell in Agon (NYCB, 1963)

Andrew Veyette in Agon (NYCB)

Andrew Veyette in Agon (NYCB)

Batkhurel Bold and Lesley Rausch in Agon (Paci…

Batkhurel Bold and Lesley Rausch in Agon (Pacific Northwest Ballet, 2013)

Sean Suozzi in Agon (NYCB)

Sean Suozzi in Agon (NYCB)

Agon (Pacific Northwest Ballet, 2013)

Agon (Pacific Northwest Ballet, 2013)