Arsht Center 2014-15
Points of Departure
Our final program of the season, Points of Departure celebrates choreographers taking ballet in new, unexpected directions.
In the creation of his masterwork Raymonda Variations, George Balanchine cast aside the original ballet's complicated plotlines, bringing the joyous dancing centerstage in unison with Glazunov's magnificent score.
Jerome Robbins' The Concert (Or, The Perils of Everybody) is one of the great comic ballets, a surprising and lighthearted exploration of human relationships – and the tricks the mind can play while enjoying the simple joys of a Chopin sonata.
In an unprecedented world premiere, ballet and guerilla "street art” collide as choreographer Justin Peck and visual artist Shepard Fairey join forces for an entirely new exploration of movement, music, and design.
RAYMONDA VARIATIONS Balanchine/Glazounov
THE CONCERT (Or, The Perils of Everybody) Robbins/Chopin *
WORLD PREMIERE BY JUSTIN PECK Peck/Martinu **
* Company Premiere
** World Premiere