Books and Art
Isabella Boylston in The Bright Stream. Photo: Rosalie O’Connor. American Ballet Theatre, 2011. Alexei Ratmansky’s masterly and provocative comic ballet is a lighthearted musical comedy that celebrates the energy and romantic friskiness of rural folk - The Bright Stream takes place on a Soviet farm collective of the same name. And coursing through it is a shimmering air of optimism.