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Ellington music inspires Susan Stroman dance

New York City Ballet to perform romantic tale during gala night at SPAC

Sunday, July 3, 2011
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When the Broadway director/choreographer Susan Stroman was asked by Peter Martins to create a companion piece to her “Blossom Got Kissed” for New York City Ballet, she sought more than artistically compatible dancers and music. Stroman sought characters and a story that could be served by dance. “For me, it has to be about the story,” she said. “I thought about the music and then came up with the narrative.”...

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