Ballet Hispánico returns to New York City's Apollo Theater this December with three inspiring works. Enter below for a chance to win a pair of tickets to a performance on either December 1 or 2.
When Michel Fokine's ballet Petrouchka premiered in 1911, none of the (largely white) audience members in Paris objected to the big, dumb puppet being portrayed as a Moor in blackface. Stravinsky's music was stirring, Fokine's choreography was ground-breaking, and Alexandre Benois' sets and costumes were transporting. Nijinsky's portrayal of Petrouchka, the puppet with a human soul, tugged at the heart.
Courtesy Isabelle Fokine
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