Robert Mueller's Latest Person of Interest Is a Ballet Producer Working with Diana Vishneva
Just when we thought we could no longer be surprised by the headlines coming out of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, a New York Magazine report has our jaws on the floor.
The latest former Trump aide to be interviewed by Mueller is a man named Michael Caputo, who worked for the President during the campaign, but has since moved on to more artistic endeavors. Like producing ballets. For Diana Vishneva.
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Caputo, who was interviewed by Mueller yesterday (presumably about his time on the Trump campaign as well as his long list of ties with Russia), is working with Vishneva on Sleeping Beauty Dreams, a ballet about Aurora's hundred years of slumber that will premiere in Miami this December at Art Basel and then tour to New York and other cities. The production will also feature Desmond Richardson as the Prince.
According to a press release, the show will feature 3-D avatars projected onstage that mimic the dancers' movements in real time. "Sleeping Beauty Dreams will break the paradigm of performance with a fusion of dance, music, art, and revolutionary technology never seen on stage before," Caputo says in the release.
New York Magazine reports that while Vishneva, a 2017 Dance Magazine Awardee, is in good favor with the Kremlin, the show's creative director, Rem Khass, fled Russia for asylum in America. Vishneva told reporter Olivia Nuzzi that she was aware Caputo worked for Trump, but she wasn't thinking about her upcoming show in terms of politics.
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