Ballare

Ballare
World premiere date
Premiere location place
Highland Park, IL
Dancers
Total number of dancers
7
Runtime
00:21:08
Other program information

From the original program: "This work made possible in part by grants from the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts."

Ballare is a classical ballet blanc set to Mozart’s “Sonata for Two Pianos in D Major.” The interplay of the two keyboards creates a sense of three-dimensionality in the music. 

The movement is refined and confident, clear but not easy. The choreography shifts with the changes in formation and recombination of the dancers. These adjustments happen in much the same way that Mozart shifts the emphasis in the sonata through the coordination of the two pianos.

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    Whitener and Troy in a promotional photo. © Richard Avedon Courtesy of The Richard Avedon Foundation
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    Colton and Cheryl Jones in a promotional photo. © Richard Avedon Courtesy of The Richard Avedon Foundation
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    Santee and Foster in a promotional photo. © Richard Avedon Courtesy of The Richard Avedon Foundation
Video Description

Company dancers in the final movement.

Full music program

Sonata for Two Pianos in D Major, K. 448
Composed by W.A. Mozart - 1781

1. Allegro con spirito
2. Andante
3. Molto Allegro

Music details
Music track
webmusic-ballare.mp3
Audio sample

Molto Allegro
From "Sonata for Two Pianos in D Major
Composed by W.A. Mozart

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