Dances for Two

  • 9/29/2017, 9/30/2017
  • IU Jacobs School of Music
  • Musical Arts Center, 101 N. Jordan Ave, Bloomington, IN 47405
  • (812) 855-7433
  • 7:30 PM
  • See website for details

Allegro Brillante • George Balanchine
Joyous, brilliant, and justifiably famous, Balanchine called this bravura masterpiece "everything I know about ballet in thirteen minutes." Created for America's legendary prima ballerina Maria Tallchief, the ballet is set to Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's romantic Piano Concerto No. 3.

Flower Festival in Genzano • Bournonville
The principal dancers tease, play, and luxuriate in the pleasures of being in love. Enjoy this charming pas de deux created in 1858 for the Royal Danish Ballet. Music by Edvard Helsted and Holger Simon Paulli.

Lascia la Spina, Cogli la Rosa & Sketches from Grace • Sasha Janes
Talented choreographer Sasha Janes is back! First, his "Leave the Thorn, Take the Rose"—danced to George Frideric Handel's popular soprano aria of the same name. This stunning work is passionate, poetic, and devilishly difficult! Then Sketches from Grace, four romantic vignettes also set to songs, including Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah."

Opus Jazz • Jerome Robbins
Sexy, raw, and contemporary, this "ballet in sneakers" became a smash hit when it was broadcast on the Ed Sullivan Show. The dance (with music by Robert Prince) conveys the story of disaffected youth through movement that blends ballet, jazz, and ballroom dancing with Latin, African, and American rhythms.

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Dances for Two