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“Dance on film is not an easy thing to capture,” Stiefel tells .STORY: Theater Review: Totem“Ballet does have a lot of rules.To hardcore ballet fans, Ethan Stiefel and Sascha Radetsky are two of the greatest male dancers of the past decade, both of whom retired after storied careers at American Ballet Theatre.To everyone else, they will forever be Cooper (Stiefel) and Charlie (Radetsky), the swoon-worthy guys vying for the heart of Jody Sawyer in Nicholas Hytner’s Center Stage.When Ethan Stiefel retired from American Ballet Theatre in 2012, some envisioned a slow fade from the spotlight as the 38-year-old dancer transitioned from center stage to a job Down Under as artistic director of the Royal New Zealand Ballet.Instead his post-dance career is thriving with consulting and choreography work on the upcoming Starz series, became an even bigger hit when it was filmed and screened in movie theaters throughout the country, bringing ballet to an audience that wouldn’t have otherwise seen it.Even before a bare-chested final farewell,the celebrated principal began a tenure as artistic director of the Royal New Zealand Ballet.In anticipation of the troupe's first tour in years (they'll be at the Joyce Theater February 12 through 16), Stiefel talks about his goals for the company, the struggles of directing and getting some tough love from fiancée Gillian Murphy.
We’ll present it in a different way from how New York audiences saw it with the School of American Ballet.
It’s having that essence of human relationships and connections and that type of flavor.
I really like it and obviously it goes back to my time and work with Robbins and City Ballet.
This was one of your first additions to the repertoire as artistic director, right? And that was because the company is actually a young company in many ways.
We do have some experienced veterans, but it is a young company and the fact that it was a ballet made on the School of American Ballet is why I wanted it.
Qi Huan will dance Albrecht and the lead will be performed by Stiefel’s long-time fiancee Gillian Murphy, who will make her U. debut Friday night in one of ballet’s most challenging roles.“She’s such a fantastic dancer and is so generous and it makes my job easy,” says Stiefel.