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Ballet returns with a New York twist, and an unexpected hurdle – Sydney Morning Herald

When David Hallberg arrived as new artistic director at The Australian Ballet on Monday, he discovered a big problem: his dancers can’t touch each other.

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“It will be a moment,” says Hallberg of the time when a dancer lifts another for the first time in many months. “This is such a physical artform. You really become in tune with not only yourself but the people you dance with.”
Hallberg is ecstatic to be here. The New Yorker, one of world ballet’s hottest names, was the surprise pick to take over from local hero David McAllister and on Tuesday announced his first season (actually, a hybrid of his own plans and McAllister’s, thanks to coronavirus…

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