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.