classical music

Kennedy Center...with the Ft. Worth Symphony


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Off to Texas then DC for performances of RIFT, the contemporary ballet composed by the brilliant Anna Clyne. Excited to have my work performed in Texas...spent some formative years there dreaming of a life in dance! CANNOT wait to see the piece on the stage of the Kennedy Center with live orchestra conducted by the uber talented Miguel Harth-Bedoya!

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highlights from last year's SHIFT festival:

 

"SHIFT celebrates the vitality, identity, and extraordinary artistry of orchestras and chamber orchestras by creating an immersive festival experience in the nation's capital. The week-long festival is composed of mini-residencies, with each participating orchestra presenting education events, symposia, and community events in venues around Washington, D.C., along with full-orchestra performances in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall.
This fascinating evening features two works inspired by literary connections: Bel Canto by Jimmy López is based on Ann Patchett's 2001 novel of the same name; Serenade by Leonard Bernstein is based on Plato's "Symposium." Also featured is RIFT, a symphonic ballet by Anna Clyne choreographed by Kitty McNamee for six dancers on stage." - FWSO
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FIREBIRD - redux!!


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VERY excited to work with Conductor JONATHON HEYWARD on my upcoming original production of FIREBIRD!

JONATHON is forging a career as one the most exciting conductors of his generation. Currently Assistant Conductor of the Hallé Orchestra, the young American was also selected to be part of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2017/18 Dudamel Conducting Fellowship program.

Collaborating with some beautiful folks for our mad take on the eternal Firebird. In addition to the fabulous team at LA PHIL, Cathy Cooper is designing, Conner Marx is our Stravinsky and dancers are Kelsey Landers, Isaac Huerta, Baden Silva, Derek Schiesel and Ty Wells. Hope you can join us for some truly extraordinary music and story.

Firebird

Saturday, Dec 2 - 11am | Saturday, Dec 9 - 11am

https://www.laphil.com/tickets/toyota-symphonies-for-youth/2017-12-02

 

LA Philharmonic...Benjamin Britten and Dance!

 

thrilled to be returning to the la phil to direct and choreograph the upcoming "Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra" and Britten's "Sea Interludes" such GORGEOUS MUSIC and beautiful LA dancers bringing it to life for me!

grateful to be surrounded by so much creativity and beauty.

thank you to dancers: Jessica Hiestand, Kelsey Landers, Kenzie McClure, Hannah Odgers, Stephen Jacobsen, Derek Nemechek, Derek Tabada and Ty Wells.

performances are on sat, nov 21st and sat, dec 5th @ 11am | click below for tickets and more info

http://www.laphil.com/tickets/toyota-symphonies-for-youththe-young-persons-guide-to-orchestra/2015-11-21

LA Opera...30/30/30 Club

LA Opera, one of my absolute favorite places to work, has unveiled a new initiative to celebrate it's 30th Anniversary! click below to read about the brilliant 30/30/30 Club, created under the leadership of President and CEO Christopher Koelsch

 L.A. Opera's pricey founders circle seats are $30, if you're 30 or younger

below is a peek behind the scenes of one of my production of "Romeo et Juliette" starring Nino Machaidze and Vittorio Grigolo

beautiful memories! photos of some of my choreography for LA Opera productions:

la rondine | photo: robert millard

la rondine | photo: robert millard

romeo et juliette | photo: robert millard

romeo et juliette | photo: robert millard

romeo et juliette | photo: robert millard

romeo et juliette | photo: robert millard

la traviata | photo: robert millard

la traviata | photo: robert millard

don carlo | photo: robert millard

don carlo | photo: robert millard

lucia di lammermoor | photo: robert millard

lucia di lammermoor | photo: robert millard

muse/ique collaboration with dan goods + david delgado

here's a sneak peek...behind the scenes @ muse/ique rehearsals. i'm very excited to collaborate with visual geniuses dan goods + david delgado. it's going to be an incredible show! 

MUSE/IQUE this sat, aug 8th! 

lead dancers: marlon pelayo + chelsea paige johnson

visual artists: dan goods + david delgado

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dan goods

david delgado

david delgado

JAZZ/GENESIS...dance with Muse/ique!

One of the gifts of my career is creating dance for live orchestral performances!

This summer i've been collaborating with Mike Simpson (EZ Mike) and Muse/ique to create a theatrical dance event for the upcoming JAZZ/GENESIS show. The music, the story, the magic of Mike Simpson's re-invention have completely revitalized me! 

Come see Maestra Rachel Worby, the Muse/ique Orchestra, principal dancers Chelsea Paige Johnson and Marlon Pelayo and the graduating class of Edge Performing Arts Center's nationally recognized scholarship program LIVE on Saturday, August 8 @ 7:30

 

LA Philharmonic... bolero!

 

i LOVE the LA Philharmonic! I LOVE working at Disney Hall!

thrilled to be exploring iconic classical music and choreographing - bolero: ravel's dance for orchestra. 

10 years of being a part of creating beautiful experiences for the next generation of music and dance lovers is a true privilege.

click here for tickets and more info on bolero

MinimalisM       John Adams, Steve Reich

MinimalisM

John Adams, Steve Reich

Disney Hall

Disney Hall

 Bolero     Ravel

 Bolero

Ravel

MInimalisM    Terry Riley

MInimalisM

Terry Riley

Bolero     Ravel

Bolero

Ravel

Wing on Wing      Esa Pekka Salonen

Wing on Wing

Esa Pekka Salonen

Firebird     Tchaikovsky

Firebird

Tchaikovsky

Firebird     Tchaikovsky

Firebird

Tchaikovsky