The Angels are Crying

somewhere up above the angels are crying and this is the dance of their tears 

The Angels are Crying

 

 

 

 

Created for: Ballet Montana’s Cuarteto Romantico

Premiere: July 27, 2011 at the Myrna Loy Center, Helena, MT

                              Dancers: Keenan McLaren, Edward McPherson

Restaged: Anchorage Ballet’s Spring Celebration

May 12, 2012 at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, Anchorage, AK

Dancers: Jessica Sulikowski, Nathan Powell

 

 

The Angels are Crying was commissioned by Sallyann Mulcahy for Ballet Montana for the summer of 2011. I created this piece simply with movement in mind. I was much less concerned about the structure of the music as much as making interesting and flowing lines. Throughout the rehearsal process the dancers gave me great feedback and really helped shape the work to their strengths. I think the final production creates a definitive mood and particularly captivating feeling.

 

 

© 2020 by Nathan Powell. Photos courtesy of Mike Reid