How does Agnes deMille bring a modern sensibility into a typical story ballet?

How does Agnes deMille bring a modern sensibility into a typical story ballet?

Compare the works of Jerome Robbins in one or two paragraphs: The Cage, Dances at a Gathering, Afternoon of a Faun and Fancy Free. He is working in many different styles from hardened abstract, to soft and detailed story ballets. He is one of the only choreographers known to have such a wide volume of work.

Agnes DeMille’s work is a breath of fresh air in the early-mid 20th century.

How does Agnes deMille bring a modern sensibility into a typical story ballet? (Ex: the way she treats the horses on the carousel in the Carousel dream ballet).