What's Next for the Dance Troupe Morphoses?

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In a move which surprised many on the local dance scene this week, Christopher Wheeldon left the dance troupe he created with Lourdes Lopez.

Wheeldon co-founded Morphoses/The Christopher Wheeldon Company in 2007 and was the company's artistic director and choreographer. He also composed more than a dozen ballets for the troupe.

Wheeldon will undoubtedly have no problem continuing his work, but what does his departure mean for Morphoses and dance in New York?

Claudia La Rocco, cultural critic for WNYC, gives Kerry Nolan some answers in this week's Arts File on WQXR.

Complete cast in <em>Commedia</em> by Morphoses
Complete cast in Commedia by Morphoses ( Erin Baiano - New York City Center, 2008 )
Complete cast in <em>Fools' Paradise</em> by Morphoses
Complete cast in Fools' Paradise by Morphoses ( Erin Baiano - New York City Center, 2008 )
Gonzalo Garcia, Craig Hall, and Aesha Ash in <em>Fools' Paradise</em> by Morphoses
Gonzalo Garcia, Craig Hall, and Aesha Ash in Fools' Paradise by Morphoses ( Erin Baiano - New York City Center, 2007 )
Wendy Whelan and Tyler Angle in <em>Polyphonia</em> by Morphoses
Wendy Whelan and Tyler Angle in Polyphonia by Morphoses ( Erin Baiano - New York City Center, 2008 )
Drew Jacoby and Rubinald Pronk in <em>One</em> by Morphoses
Drew Jacoby and Rubinald Pronk in One by Morphoses ( Erin Baiano - New York City Center, 2008 )
Edward Watson, Drew Jacoby and Rubinald Pronk in <em>Six Fold Illuminate</em> by Morphoses
Edward Watson, Drew Jacoby and Rubinald Pronk in Six Fold Illuminate by Morphoses ( Erin Baiano - New York City Center, 2008 )
Tyler Angle, Wendy Whelan and Adrian Danchig-Waring in <em>Monotones II</em> by Morphoses
Tyler Angle, Wendy Whelan and Adrian Danchig-Waring in Monotones II by Morphoses ( Erin Baiano - New York City Center, 2008 )
Complete cast of <em>Polyphonia</em> by Morphoses
Complete cast of Polyphonia by Morphoses ( Erin Baiano - New York City Center, 2008 )
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