From the Artistic Director —
I’m very excited about 2014’s mixed program, Flourish.
It features work from some of the best choreographers in the world and will deepen our audience’s understanding of this beautiful art form.
I was keen to introduce one of Balanchine’s most celebrated works to the Company’s repertoire, and our dancers are ideally suited to his graceful, lyrical style. In contrast, the works of Nicolo Fonte and Nils Christe are informed by a contemporary aesthetic, and each is an athletic tour-de-force.
Including a famous classical pas de deux, choreographed by Ben Stevenson
after Marius Petipa, is my way of reminding us of ballet’s remarkable heritage.
Our versatile dancers will shine in these diverse short ballets,
each requiring demanding technique.