Time: November 4, 2015 at 7:30pm to November 5, 2015 at 7:30pm
Location: NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
Street: 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square
City/Town: New York
Website or Map: http://www.nyuskirball.org
Event Type: ballet, performance
Organized By: Helene Davis
Latest Activity: Oct 5, 2015
Two World Premieres Ballets
Choreographed by Troy Schumacher
Music by Ellis Ludwig-Leone and Mark Dancigers
Performed Live by Hotel Elefant
New Collaborations with Photographers Paul Maffi and Dafy Hagai
November 4 and 5, 2015 at NYU Skirball Center
BalletCollective will present two world premieres ballets by Troy Schumacher on November 4 and 5, 2015 at NYU Skirball Center, 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square. The new works were inspired by separate series of commissioned photographs by Paul Maffi and Dafy Hagai, with commissioned scores by music director and resident composer Ellis Ludwig-Leon (San Fermin) and Mark Dancigers (NOW Ensemble).
The program, showcasing the company’s commitment to artistic collaboration, will also include All That We See and Dear and Blackbirds. All pieces will be accompanied by live music performed by the ensemble Hotel Elefant.
There will be a pre-show lobby talk entitled, “Composing for Dance,” by Ellis Ludwig-Leon on November 4 at 6:30 pm, and a post-show discussion and Q & A on November 5 with Ellis Ludwig-Leon, Mark Dancigers and Troy Schumacher.
BalletCollective members include dancers Harrison Coll, Lauren King, Claire Kretzschmar, Ashley Laracey, Meagan Mann, David Prottas and Taylor Stanley. The resident creative team includes Troy Schumacher, director and choreographer; Ellis Ludwig-Leon, music director and composer; Cynthia Zarin, writer; and Brandon Stirling Baker, lighting designer.
BalletCollective will perform on Wednesday, November 4 and Thursday, November 5 at 7:30 pm. Tickets range in price from $20 – $75; student tickets are available for $12 and are available online at nyuskirball.org, by phone at 212.998.4941 or in person at the NYU Skirball Center Box Office: Tuesday-Saturday, 12 – 6 pm. NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts is located at 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square. For more information visit: www.nyuskirball.org