Episode 142: Katita Waldo

Ballet Master Katita Waldo described the preparation of The Kingdom of the Shades from La Bayadère, Act II, and in particular, her work with the corps de ballet. She discussed the impact on both principals and corps of working with legendary ballerina, Natalia Makarova. She gave an animated description of being a member of the corps, from the exacting discipline required to the extraordinary sense of esprit that emerged through the process. She emphasized the challenges of working in the historic, classical idiom.

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