Portrait of Billie (Butler/ Holiday)
A poised and elegant duet that depicts the pathos of famed blues singer Billie Holiday. Butler’s choreography brings her vividly to life in this portrayal of Billie’s public glory along with her private demons, culminating when her lover joins her and their passion ignites and leads to forsakenness, dissatisfaction, and rejection.
Tarantella (Balanchine/ Gottschalk arr. Kay)
The nimble quickness of Tarantella provides a virtuosic showcase. With the profusion of steps and the quick changes of direction, this brief but explosive pas de deux typifies the ways in which Balanchine expanded the traditional vocabulary of classical dance.
A World Premiere by Ma Cong
The Chinese-born choreographer returns to set his fourth Company-commissioned work for our Studio Theatre audiences after the recent overwhelming success of his Lift The Fallen.