After the Rain – a great pas de deux

The Australian Ballet is about to revive Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain. The second part of the two part work was danced by Steven Heathcote as his farewell performance and the work was made by Wheeldon for the retirement of his friend Jock Soto, a principal of the New York City Ballet.

Here is a stunning outdoor performance by San Francisco Ballet principals Damian Smith, born in Newcastle, Australia, and Yuan Yuan Tang, from Shanghai. Opening night cast in Sydney is likely to be Lucinda Dunn and Robert Curran.