Yep, Young Avengers as a ballet. There was some logic involved, but mostly it was me watching one ballet too many and listlessly thinking about superheroes. Superheroes have tights, ballet dancers have tights, it makes sense right? RIGHT???
(To my defense, I had spent about 30 hours of my life watching a dance performance on an endless loop for an art project. This was bound to happen.)
I'd like to claim that I don't actually like ballet, but given that I have Very Specific Ideas about the performances... um.
Kate’s piece would be a neo-classical take on a prince’s solo from 1st act. You know, the kind where he’s all “look at me I’m happy and pretty and definitely not gonna end up dead/heartbroken by the end of the story”.
Or maybe it would be set to Hungarian dances. Because hunters => bows, amirite? (I am sorry.)
Eli would be the tragic prince. Like, the scene in La Bayadère where the prince gets high and flails around being all “woe is me”? Yeah, that. Classic. (The prince actually is tragic, which I find a nice parallel to Eli's "too intense, but for valid reasons" personality.)
Tommy and Billy would dance something modern with a lot of mirrored movements. I saw one amazing re-imagining of Swan Lake as a story of a man dying from cancer that had duets of two male dancers, and it gave me all the ideas.
Natasha Romanoff as the entire corps the ballet with matching costumes and red wigs, as a huge composite character playing with her questioning of her own identity.
Tony Stark with that damn nightlight on the dancer’s chest and a modern ballet solo that’s half low on the floor and half high jumps.
Jane Foster that would start out in the stereotypical ballet costume (tutu and all) and would change into a flanel shirt, but the steps would stay the same (because she will fight for her goals in anything she does).
Steve Rogers with Peggy and Bucky, dancing simultaneously but not together (separated by time and age and so many other things).