Signatures 08: A Mix of Old & New
New York Theatre Ballet
April 4 - at 7:30 pm at Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street. Celebrating the centenaries of both Tudor and Jose Limon's births, the program opens with Limon's Mazurkas, staged by Sarah Stackhouse. Jardin aux Lilas, Little Improvisations and Judgment of Paris are staged by renowned Tudor interpreter Sallie Wilson. NYTB has also added Tudor's bedroom pas de deux from Romeo & Juliet, staged by Airi Hynninen, to the program.
The following weekend, Friday & Saturday, April 11 & 12 @ 7:30 pm, NYTB returns to Florence Gould Hall with Limon's Mazurkas, Tudor's Jardin aux Lilas, and the pas de deux from Romeo & Juliet, along with Le Combat. Le Combat, originally staged in London in 1949, is a dramatic tale that centers on a young woman not recognized by her lover, who then kills her in a duel. Le Combat was choreographed by William Dollar and is staged by Paul Sutherland.
The program also features the premiere of a new ballet, Game Two, created especially for New York Theatre Ballet by Matthew Neenan, co-founder of Philadelphia dance company BalletX. The ballet, an ensemble work performed as a series of duets and trios, is set to Georges Bizet's Jeux d'Enfants.
Both programs feature live music performed by Noriko Suzuki & Ferdy Tumakaka.