How Do Choreographers Bring Something Fresh to Music We've Heard Over and Over?
In 2007, Oregon Ballet Theatre asked Nicolo Fonte to choreograph a ballet to Maurice Ravel’s Boléro. “I said, ‘No way. I’m not going near it,’ ” recalls Fonte. “I don’t want to compete with the Béjart version, ice skaters or the movie 10. No, no, no!” But Fonte’s husband encouraged him to “just listen and […]