Sounds pretty grim, doesn't it?
But you keep going and use what dancers you have. You even choreograph a girl falling on stage and someone else running in as others are dancing. You put the dancers who can't dance well in fewer parts and highlight the more talented ones.
The result is one of the most famous and celebrated ballets in American history.
Thank you, George Balanchine, for creating my favorite ballet 76 years ago and for reminding me how to make the absolute best out of anything.
To listen to a clip of Serenade go here.