Suite

A ballet for eight set to music by Leos Janacek

SUITE

 

Dancers: 8 – original cast:  Elizabeth Barreto,  Adreienne Kerr, Danielle Troyano, Madeline Bay, Andrew Taft, , Nic Gili, Justin Hughes, Graham Gobielle, 

Music: Leos Jancek

Costumes: Keri Fitch

Length: 13:00

Created for: Ballet Idaho’s NewDance, Up Close

Premiere: March 23 2019 at the Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy, Boise, ID

As Ballet Idaho has been drifting slowly into a contemporary company, I thought it prudent to share my take on classical ballet. The company is filled with fine dancers who have trained their entire lives to create these perfect lines while maintaining excellent musicality and grace. This piece was awarded the "Esther Simplot Award for Choreographic Excellence"  and was performed again by Ballet Idaho in November of 2019 with additional choreography as part of the production "Anthology." 

© 2020 by Nathan Powell. Photos courtesy of Mike Reid