Thu. Jun. 10
Two solos, two solitary beings that do not meet but co-exist in the same space and time. With Tordre, Rachid Ouramdane captures the invisible, the daily intimate gestures that reveals so much of who we are and how we interact. He approaches the two dancers' presence without interfering, without wishing to unlock their relationship or produce admiration. Tordre offers a fascinating diptych of women searching for peace. Dancers Lora Juodkaite and Annie Hanauer perform this dance at the Festival Dansem, France in 2016.
Sun. Jun. 13
La Dame aux Camelias
John Neumeier's classical ballet is based on the novel of the same name by Alexandre Dumas. Its narrative takes place following the death of Marguerite Gautier, the famed woman of Camélias, inspired by the author's own lover Marie Duplessis. The music of Frederic Chopin provides a delicate and ethereal accompaniment as those close to Gautier offer their many perspectives on her glamorous yet ultimately tragic life. Neumeier infuses this production with a sense of true psychological depth, blending together memories and dreams in an anguished reflection on French Romanticism. Recorded at the Palais Garnier in Paris, France, in 2008.