16-17 Season

Masters of Dance and Music

March 11, 2017, 3:00 pm

A collection of some of the most spirited and bold dance, Masters of Dance and Music is a plethora of style, grace and the boldly new. The program opens with Glazunov Variations, choreographed by renowned choreographer and former American Ballet Theatre dancer Kirk Peterson, and is a highly technical work danced to sections of Alexander Glazunov’s music for the classical ballet, Raymonda. The program also features a new (and secret) world premiere by American Repertory Ballet Resident Choreographer Mary Barton. The evening concludes with Mary Barton’s A Shepherd Singing (and I Still Heard Nothing), which premiered last spring. This work explores composer Ludwig van Beethoven’s life, work and creative process through movement.

A Shepherd Singing (And I Still Heard Nothing)
Choreography: Mary Barton
Music: Ludwig van Beethoven

Scarlet Sonata (World Premiere)
Choreography: Mary Barton
Music: Joachim Raff

Glazunov Variations
Choreography: Kirk Peterson
Music: Alexander Glazunov