Dance: Manhattan, Wry and Sweet

George Balanchine's 115th ballet is an evocative tribute to a corner of his own past. Who Cares?, which was given its world premiere by the New York City Ballet last week, is a nostalgic, gently ironic reminder that "Mr. B." spent a few lean years in the '30s as a creator of dance for stage musicals. In Slaughter on Tenth Avenue, which he designed for the 1936 Rodgers and Hart hit, On Your Toes, Balanchine brought a touch of ballet to Broadway. Who Cares? brings back a little bit of old Broadway to ballet....

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!