Mara Vinson and James Moore in Kiss. Photo © Angela Sterling
Peter Boal’s annual roundup favorites and new works features three contemporary works by female choreographers, plus a world premiere by Spanish-born Alejandro Cerrudo (resident choreographer of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago) combine for a mixed-repertory showcase custom made for fans of genre-busting dance. TAKE FIVE… More or Less, Broadway-darling Susan Stroman’s sunny slice of jazz-infused Dave Brubeck fun joins Kiss, a performance art/dance/aerial duet that stands alone in its distinctiveness. Molissa Fenley’s State of Darkness, choreographed to Stravinsky’s riot-inducing The Rite of Spring, is a tour-de-force solo performance for either a male or female dancers (Peter Boal was one of the first to dance it). The much-anticipated new arrival by Alejandro Cerrudo complements a Rudolf Nureyev Prize for New Dance. Cerrudo’s works “…enthrall audiences all over the world…” (Huffington Post).
Alejandro Cerrudo’s World Premiere commission for PNB was created with the support of a Rudolf Nureyev Prize for New Dance awarded by The Joyce Theater with major funding from the Rudolf Nureyev Dance Foundation.