Based in New York City and the upstate Adirondack Mountains, Rebecca Kelly Ballet brings to the stage a repertory full of stylish, broad ranging works including topical and environmental themes, narratives, a distillation of the classics, as well as abstract and edgy designs.
The company is compact in size by conventional ballet standards. Perhaps that is why each performance is so personal. Kelly brings out the absolute essence of each of her dancers with nuance and skill.
Program: Three New York City Premieres, One Revival
Writing in Water investigations for a cast of 5 women, set to Beethoven's last work, powerful and passionate Grosse Fugue.
Long Time Passing inspired by Soldier Nolan's story in Tikrit, Iraq
Adirondack Elemental - Earth, Air, Waters featuring solo scores by three composers, for harp, cello and flute.
Tear of the Clouds (1989) the warning of effects of acid rain, One of the first of Kelly's large body of works which take their theme from the environment.
Rebecca Kelly choreographs with boldness and imagination...high emotion through pure movement."
The Company is "at ease in classical as well as contemporary styles." -THE NEW YORK TIMES