Sospiro

a sigh, a breath, and a pulse all in one beautiful dance

Choroeography: Nathan Powell

Created for: Anchorage Ballet’s Aurora

Premiere: March 3, 2013 at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts

                              Dancers: Jessica Sulikowski, Nathan Powell and Dale Jordan

Restaged: Ballet Idaho’s Studio Series.

March 16, 2013 at the Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy. Boise, ID

                              Dancers: Jessica Sulikowski, Nathan Powell, and Phyllis Rothwell Affrunti

 

Sospiro is a piece that is about the music. I some wonderful music which has very interesting rhythyms, syncopation and tone perfectly suited to a wide variety of movement. What I focused on saw the breath and the pulse of the music. The name of the piece, Sospiro, means “sigh” in Italian which was a great motivation for the piece. 

© 2020 by Nathan Powell. Photos courtesy of Mike Reid