San Francisco Ballet
Choreography and Costume Design
Joel Cadbury and Paul Stoney
Wayne McGregor and Lucy Carter
Originally danced by
Maria Kochetkova, Jaime Garcia Castilla, Sarah Can Patten, Pascal Molat, Frances Chung, Carlos Quenedit, Sofiane Sylve, Vito Mazzeo, Koto Ishihara, Lonnie Weeks, Elizabeth Powell, Francisco Mungamba
Premiere date and venue
29 January 2013, War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco
Wayne McGregor's first commission for the San Francisco Ballet, was a fierce, driving study in movement.
To prepare the piece, McGregor and his collaborators immersed themselves in the archives of The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation in Connecticut. Inspired by the German-American artist's austere geometrical paintings, the ballet doesn't just describe his work but invites the audience to experience it.
Images by Erik Tomasson.