BALLETCOLLECTIVE
all that we see

OCTOBER 29–30 AT 7:30PM

Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
New York University
566 La Guardia Place
New York, NY

Tickets: $20–75; $15 students

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Following a sold-out, critically acclaimed run at the Joyce Theater, BALLETCOLLECTIVE arrives at the Skirball featuring the world premieres of two new dances plus a performance of The Impulse Wants Company, named one of 2013’s top ten moments in dance by chief dance critic Alastair Macaulay of The New York Times. Choreographer and director Troy Schumacher brings together a remarkable roster of collaborative artists, including Hotel Elefant, indie-rock band San Fermin’s Ellis Ludwig-Leone, and a thrilling company of dancers from the New York City Ballet.

Program

Composer/Music Director: Ellis Ludwig-Leone
Choreographer: Troy Schumacher

The Impulse Wants Company
Kirsten Volness, piano
Patrick Doane, violin I
Francis Liu, violin II
Gillian Gallagher, viola Maria Jeffers, cello

Dear and Blackbirds
Patrick Doane, violin I
Francis Liu, violin II
Gillian Gallagher, viola
Maria Jeffers, cello

All That We See
Fernando Arruda, baritone/soprano saxophone
Kirsten Volness, piano
Hannis Brown, electric guitar
Patrick Doane, violin I
Francis Liu, violin II
Gillian Gallagher, viola
Maria Jeffers, cello

About BalletCollective

BalletCollective brings together artists, poets, composers, choreographers, and designers to collaborate as equals, exchanging ideas to absorb each others’ influence throughout the creation of distinctive works of art. Founded by Troy Schumacher in 2010, BalletCollective has produced the collaborative work of over 30 artists.

At the heart of BalletCollective lies process. Artists from different genres come together and gather ideas that are important to them as a group—a collective—encouraged to think outside of what it is they usually do. In multiple combinations a composer considers graphic art, a choreographer the structure of a poem, a photographer the rhythm of a piece of music.

Each collective work develops its own organic cross-pollination process as work goes forward on a piece, with each artist asked to contribute to the work of the others and physically and digitally share what they are doing as sketches, concepts, writings, ideas, movement or measures of music. The collective effort is combined and refined, and ultimately presented to audiences. Each work’s creative life does not end at performance, but continues to be reconceived as long as the work remains performed.

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