3 Movements

Music: Steve Reich (Three Movements for Orchestra, 1986)
Choreography: Benjamin Millepied
Scenic Design: Benjamin Millepied
Costume Design: Isabella Boylston, assisted by Larae Theige Hascall
Lighting Design: Brad Fields
Duration: 15 minutes
Premiere: November 6, 2008; Pacific Northwest Ballet

Carla Körbes, Batkhurel Bold, & PNB Company
dancers in Benjamin Millepied's 3 Movements.
Photo © Angela Sterling

The world premiere of Benjamin Millepied's 3 Movements was commissioned in part by the Joyce Theater’s Stephen and Cathy Weinroth Fund for New Work and Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Cremin.

Choreographer Benjamin Millepied's first work for Pacific Northwest Ballet features a large ensemble performing to Steve Reich's massive and driving Three Movements for Orchestra. Currently a principal dancer with New York City Ballet, Mr. Millepied has choreographed works for Paris Opera Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Mikhail Baryshnikov, the School of American Ballet, and New York City Ballet, as well as works for his own Benjamin Millepied and Company.

Recommended Listening:
Steve Reich: Tehillim; Three Movements for Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra/Michael Tilson Thomas, Schoenberg Ensemble/Reinbert de Leeuw, The Hague Percussion Group, Nonesuch


Notes by Doug Fullington.

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