Jacobs Lighting Design by Tony Tucci Set to Richard Strauss' poignant, haunting songs of farewell, Four Last Songs has emerged as Ben Stevenson's masterwork. Rambert Dance Company Teacher Notes. Aletta Collins has worked with major dance, theatre and opera companies across Europe including The Royal Opera House, Berlin Philharmonic, Salzburg Festival, Opera North, National Theatre and Bristol Old Vic. Zhao have collaborated two other times for Of Opposing Nature 2009 and Regarding Us 2012. Folk music fuelled both the cultural spring under President Allende and the protest movement against General Pinochet.
Often political in his work, he integrates classical ballet and modern dance, often set against popular music by artists like Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones. Dancers: Phillip Broomhead and Kathryn Warakomsky. Her recent work includes the 2016 production for the Young Vic, If You Kiss Me, Kiss Me, a collaboration with actress Jane Horrocks. Smith later was named a Presidential Scholar in the Arts, the highest award a high school student can receive. Between 1975 and 1987, he was first associate director and then, as he was increasingly in demand internationally as a choreographer, associate choreographer for Rambert. She has contributed programme notes for a number of international companies and her book Norrdans: 2006-2015 has just been published. He is also been given an from , Honorary from in 2001 and an Honorary Life Membership of.
Smith joined Houston Ballet and danced there for three years before joining The Norwegian National Ballet in 2012. Join us for an evening of varied works with Houston Ballet on Thursday, Oct. Bruce returned to Rambert to teach his iconic choreography to the current company, which revived the work in November 2016, at the Festival Theatre Edinburgh. The young choreographer has been busy since leaving Houston Ballet, setting work on Ballet West and slated to set a work on New York City Ballet for the 2015 New York Choreographic Institute Fellowship. A number of his works have become recognized as international classics - Pierrot Lunaire, Voluntaries and The Rite of Spring, which electrified Texas audiences when Houston Ballet performed this piece in February 1997. In 1996, he received the Evening Standard Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement in Ballet. Audience members will be taken on a journey through the creative mind of Artistic Director Stanton Welch in his artful direction and combination of the varied components of the Mixed Repertory Program.
On top of the sterling dance mix, all-around terrific performances at Thursday's opening made this program one of the best in recent memory. The contrast between dance styles challenges both the dancers and audience members to recognize the beauty in this combination of traditional and innovative choreography. Inti-Illimani brought the haunting Andean pipe music to Europe where Christopher Bruce first heard it. The 12 dancers make it electric. Dancers: Tiekka Schofield and Sean Kelly.
Houston Ballet has the dancers, and Bruce should be a household word. Between 1986-91 he acted as associate choreographer for London Festival Ballet, later English National Ballet, and associate choreographer for Houston Ballet beginning in 1989. In addition Christopher Bruce has ventured into theatre, film and opera. One of the greatest ballets of the Romantic Era, La Sylphide is the love story of James, a Scotch peasant, who forsakes his fiancee Effie, for the beautiful sylph who has visited him in his dreams and entices him into an enchanted forest. His exploration into Turkish culture led to a photograph online of a dobby loom, a large device that allows weavers to create complex patterns with many colors.
Smith paired with composer Derek Zhao to create the ballet Found Alone 2007. The movements of its three ominous ghost figures - whose arms convey both the flight of buzzards and broken humans - look relatively simple now but still forboding. The standard is very high and the dancers are versatile because the range of repertoire is enormous. Since then, the work has become a signature piece for Houston Ballet and the company has performed it in Washington, D. Christopher's unique movement quality, the tension he creates captivated the audience. Fashion designer Tassos Sofroniou will create the costumes for the work and Sakis Birbilis the lighting design.
Katelyn May, the airy girl in blue, and Nao Kusuzaki, a softly classical presence in a cream tutu, add intriguing dimensions. Created in part in response to the 1973 overthrow and death of Chilean President Salvador Allende, Ghost Dances sets up a mythical scenario, whereby three ghost dancers, marvelously portrayed by Casady, Christopher Coomer and Yoshiyama what a great night for this young man , exist between the living and the dead, catching the fallen as they pass. The final diagonal dirge proved simply breathtaking, and a reminder of what Bruce does so well, making so much from the tiniest movements, this time, a group of people shuffling off into the ether, disappearing quietly into the wings. Christopher Bruce's position as one of Britain's leading choreographers, working with both classical and contemporary companies world wide, was acknowledged in March 1993 when he received the International Theatre Institute Award for excellence in international dance. Duke is the recipient of the 2015 National Dance Award for Outstanding Male Performance. Violinist Denise Tarrant brought a slightly rough-hewn soul to the music.
The old indigenous culture interacted with the new religion of Spain to blur the boundaries. Collado, Gonzalez, Christopher Gray and Oliver Halkowich were especially sharp and passionate. She told him her story and gave him the copy of an unfinished song about her life with Victor. Dancers: Christopher Veljovic, Rachel Beard and Sean Kelly. Bruce's artistic home in America. In addition to performing and choreographing, he has created many works for Rambert and for Nederlands Dans Theater, Houston Ballet and Cullberg Ballet and has had a long-term association with the and the.
Bruce created the choreography and set design for the work, with costumes by Belinda Scarlett and lighting design by Nick Chelton. Artistic Director Stanton Welch joined Houston Ballet in 2003 and has worked tirelessly to challenge and improve the Ballet. The young dancemaker now joins a list of established choreographers, such as Trey McIntyre and Dominic Walsh, who also got their start under the Houston Ballet roof. Guests also may park in any of the five free parking lots on the southwest side of The Pavilion. A quiet, self-effacing man, he is philosophical about the future. Velocity, with music by Michael Torke and choreography by Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch, is a fast-paced rendition of classical dance moves done in a contemporary manner. His works include Cruel Garden, Ghost Dances, Sergeant Early's Dream, Swansong, Moonshine and Rooster.
My father knew what poverty was and he instilled in me strong feelings about politics and injustice. Guests seated on the hill are welcome to rent lawn chairs free for this event. It confirms Smith's arrival as an exciting force to watch. The sets, costumes and lighting are not just lavish, but exquisitely beautiful and atmospheric. Ghost Dances, with South American folk songs and choreography by Christopher Bruce, was inspired by President Salvador Allende's overthrow and assassination in Chile in 1973.