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Others Stop By

a dance showing a relationship in passing, and its effects

Others Stop By



Created for: Ballet Innovations, Ballet Idaho’s dancer choreography workshop

Premiere: October 15, 2011 at the Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy, Boise, ID

Dancers: Phyllis Rothwell Affrunti, Graham Gobeille


The title of the piece was taken from a book that I subsequently lost track of and cannot remember what it is called. But what it gave to me was the idea for a pas de deux with reference to the many relationships that people have which simply happen briefly then gradually fizzle apart. I discovered some beautiful music comprised of short pieces apt for concert works of choreography especially with the theme of passing relationships. The work was created for Ballet Idaho’s Ballet Innovations which gives company dancers the opportunity to express their choreographic creativity by creating works using other company dancers. 


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