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Ratmansky, Wheeldon works highlight ballet's SPAC gala

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New York City Ballet’s annual gala at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center was a special event on Saturday night thanks to two new ballets by the company’s visiting hit makers, Alexei Ratmansky and Christopher Wheeldon. Making their SPAC premieres, both were story ballets, a rare, but pleasant departure from the usual plotless ballet. And since it’s ballet, both pieces centered on the pursuit and discovery of love. Ratmansky’s “Namouna, A Grand Divertissement” is grand and ...

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