Cranko’s tragic and all-too-early death in 1973 could have meant the end of “the Stuttgart Ballet miracle“. But the foundations for continuing success had already been laid: shortly before his death in 1973, Cranko had invited the American choreographer Glen Tetley to become resident choreographer. Tetley was appointed director in 1974. With a background in modern dance, he greatly and substantially influenced the Stuttgart Ballet during the relatively short time of his directorship. With works such as Voluntaries (1973), Le sacre du printemps (1974) or Daphnis and Chloe (1975), he succeeded in opening the minds and bodies of the dancers to an entirely novel movement language and in conveying a contemporary dance aesthetic to them.