TT: Chris Wheeldon takes a chance

In my next “Sightings” column, to be published in Saturday’s Wall Street Journal, I examine the hottest dance story of the month, if not the decade: Christopher Wheeldon’s recently announced decision to leave New York City Ballet and launch his own classical ballet company. Yes, Wheeldon is the biggest choreographic talent to come along since Mark Morris–but is that fact alone enough to guarantee the kind of heavy-duty charitable cash flow necessary to bankroll a twenty-member dance troupe? Or might he possibly have something else in mind?

For the answer, pick up a copy of tomorrow’s Journal, where you’ll find my column in the “Pursuits” section.

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