LOURDES LOPEZ / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

 

 

03.26.13
When Lourdes Lopez began dancing in the New York City Ballet in 1974, she saw firsthand how the energy of George Balanchine’s creative genius and Lincoln Kirstein’s passionate, yet business-minded motivation wove together to put their shared ideals onstage. “Mr. B would say ‘Free tickets for everybody!’ and Lincoln would say, ‘Well, we can’t quite do that…,’” she recalls. “I witnessed that partnership between them, and whether it worked behind closed doors, did they agree, disagree, like each other, hate each other, that I don’t know. What I do know is that the company flourished.  I think often about that relationship.”...read more

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