Video: Behind the Ballet

Visionary choreographer Christopher Wheeldon's much-anticipated new production for the New York City Ballet makes its grand debut tonight at Lincoln Center. Based on the Oscar Wilde story of the same title, The Nightingale and the Rose stars veteran dance talent Wendy Whelan and a team of buzzy up-and-comers. Vulture dropped by rehearsals to catch up with Wheeldon and his dancers, and to bring you a sneak preview of the action.

The Nightingale and the Rose [New York City Ballet]