As its ballet master, Raffaele Morra watches performances of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo surrounded by audience members and immersed in their laughter and applause.
For 16 years, he was a dancer with the company, absorbed by his roles when the lights came up.
These days, seated out front, Morra said, “I am reminded that I am part of something really important. Come to a performance and, for about two hours, you forget all of your troubles. It’s good medicine.”