Ratmansky’s Odd Man Out

Spending the last two weeks dancing for Alexei Ratmansky has been an absolute joy. The first movement of his new 35-minute ballet, Symphonic Dances–with music by Sergei Rachmaninoff–is finished. Even though it lasts only about 10 minutes, a number of events happen. The plot, however, is still unclear, even to Alexei himself. He is leaving it up for interpretation…