Director’s Choice

A tailor-made evening: two regional premieres and the return of the wacky and popular, Chasing Squirrel.

The conclusion of the 2014-2015 Season is the ultimate cherry on top: a tailor-made evening of selections by Artistic Director & CEO Victoria Morgan. “These three pieces are choreographic powerhouses. They exemplify the direction dance is headed and changing the way people think about dance,” says Morgan.

Yuri Possokhov, renowned choreographer in residence with San Francisco Ballet, brings Classical Symphony, demonstrating his unique brand of classical ballet–with a twist. Feast of the Gods, by Edwaard Liang, artistic director of neighbor city and frequent collaborate BalletMet Columbus, is a deftly-nuanced, high-energy piece set to the angular yet lush violin works of Ottorino Respighi. Trey McIntyre’s Chasing Squirrel completes the forward-thinking evening. Originally created on Cincinnati Ballet for the 2004 Vail Festival, Chasing Squirrel was most recently seen at The Joyce Theater in New York City, and was praised as an “uproarious, testosterone-infused, chaotic delight” by the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Highlights:

  • Three unique pieces
  • Classical choreography
  • Contemporary choreography
  • Brief nudity

Chasing Squirrel – Trey McIntyre
Classical Symphony – Yuri Possokhov
Feast of Gods – Edwaard Liang

Chasing Squirrel – Kronos Quartet
Classical Symphony – Sergei Prokofiev
Feast of Gods – Ottorino Respighi

Slow Motion Ballet

the details of Director’s Choice

Moments fly by on stage, and with three ballets packed in to every Director’s Choice show from May 8 – 9, we thought “Let’s slow it down and revel in the athleticism of these ballet dancers in slow motion!”

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“[These choreographers] exemplify the direction dance is headed and changing the way people think about dance.”

Victoria Morgan, Artistic Director & CEO

Director’s Choice Sponsors

Title Sponsor

Peter T. Joseph Foundation

Choreography Sponsor

Linda & Gary Greenberg

Lighting Sponsor

Theodore L. Schwartz & Minette Hoffheimer

Costume Sponsor

Jennifer & John Stein

Scenic Sponsor

James E. McCarthy and William Wolf Foundation

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