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Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung Design Dialogues with ISAW’s The Ancient World and the Ballets Russes
April 28 - April 29
Inspired by the NYU’s Institute for the Study of the Ancient World’s (ISAW) exhibition Hymn to Apollo: The Ancient World and the Ballets Russes, the first exhibition to focus specifically on the role of ancient world and the Ballet Russes, costume designers Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung will use original Ballets Russes costumes and designs as their point of departure for this Works & Process costume and dance commission featuring music excerpts from Maurice Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloe. Taking inspiration from a photograph from the Victoria and Albert Museum’s collection picturing Leon Baskt’s costume for Boeotian Shepherd from the 1911 production of Narcisse, specific areas of the photograph were selected to emphasize details of the original textile and its construction, such as weave gathering and stitching, the selected sections were then digitally blown up and the graphic printed onto fabric that will be used to costumes the new dances.
Choreographer Netta Yerushalmy’s abstract telling of Daphnis and Chloe will feature dancers Reid Bartelme, Brittany Engel-Adams, Marc Crousillat, Harriet Jung, and Amos Machanic.
Choreographer Christopher William’s literal telling of Daphnis and Chloe will feature Sara Mearns as Chloe (a shepherdess); I-Ling Liu as Bryaxis (a pirate captain); Christiana Axelsen, Marc Crousillat, Caitlin Scranton, and Carlo Antonio Villanueva as the pirates; Reid Bartelme, Maggie Cloud, and Casey Hess as nymphs; and Cemiyon Barber, Casey Hess, Logan Pedon, Victor Lozano, and Carlo Antonio Villanueva as creatures of pan.
House seats may be available for $1,000+ Friends of Works & Process. On a limited basis, house seats may be released to the public before performances at ticket prices of $90, $80 members.
For more information, please call 212 423 3575.
Join us for cocktail hour at The Wright restaurant from 5:30-7:30 pm before Works & Process evening performances.