Sinatra, Shadows, and Stars

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Opened May 8, 2008
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Experience an outstanding evening of dance with American Repertory Ballet featuring two new works by The Company's Artistic Director, Graham Lustig, and international choreographer, Lisa de Ribere, in addition to two works by Twyla Tharp. Shadows in the Attic by Graham Lustig is a new work inspired by the powerful spirit of survival expressed by the family of Anne Frank and their extraordinarily brave Dutch friends whose daily help was essential to the family's safety. Starry Nights by Lisa de Ribere is a part of American Repertory Ballet's commissioning program, Dancing Through the Ceiling, which promotes classically-based women choreographers. De Ribere's piece about the creative muse is inspired by three paintings by Van Gogh, Starry Night Over the Rhone; 1888, The Café Terrasse, Arles, at Night; 1888, and The Starry Night; 1889. In addition to these two pieces, American Repertory Ballet will perform two Twyla Tharp pieces, Sinatra Suite, a duet choreographed to five songs sung by Frank Sinatra, and Octet, one of Tharp's most distilled creations. Rarely seen in New York, in this "fully abstract" ballet, Tharp presents men and women in equal measure numerically, but shows off the women somewhat more prominently using the music of bassist Edgar Meyer.

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