Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College (BCBC) welcomes Ballet-théâtre atlantique du Canada, performing the New York City premiere of their full-length contemporary ballet, Amadeus, on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 3pm.
Based on the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, this original full-length ballet in two acts follows the young prodigy's arrival at the Austrian court, his fierce rivalry with Antonio Salieri, and the creation of his greatest compositions. This piece touches on themes of isolation, envy, and the solitary life of the outsider. The performance will be immediately followed by a Q&A with Artistic Director Igor Dobrovolskiy and members of the company.
"Ballet art can and should encompass theatre with high spiritual and emotive potential," says Dobrovolskiy. "The focus is not the display of technique by the use of technique - sometimes simple, sometimes complex - for the purpose of narration, of revealing a character. I want dancers who are willing to involve their heart, mind and soul in the process."
The production features choreography by Dobrovolskiy, which complements the music of Mozart and Salieri. The cast features Leigh Alderson as Mozart and Sergiy Diyanov as Salieri, plus Eldiyar Daniyarov, Yuriko Diyanova, Brian Gephart, Samantha-Jane Gray, Anya Nesvitaylo, Janie Richard, and Olena Zakharova. The design team consists of Michael Eagan (production design), Pierre Lavoie (lighting), Norma LaChance (costumes), and Bernard LeBlanc (sets).