A Suite of Dances
Towards the end of his life, Jerome Robbins was especially inspired by his love for Bach’s music, and he choreographed three of his late works to Bach.
- World premiere: by the White Oak Dance Project at the New York State Theater, New York (EE.UU.), March 3rd 1994
- Premiere by Compañía Nacional de Danza: at Teatro del Generalife, Granada (Spain), July 22th 2020
A Suite of Dances is set to the Six Suites for Solo Cello, composed when Bach served as Kappellmeister in Cöthen and which cover a broad range of emotional territory. In the early 1990s, when Mikhail Baryshnikov expressed interest in working with Robbins again, the choreographer called to say he had “an idea for a little dance.” This charming, naturalistic ballet was the result. In it, the solo dancer and cellist act as partners, playing off each other with easy-going camaraderie.
Performed by permission of the Robbins Rights Trust
Music:Johann Sebastian Bach- 6 Suites for Solo Cello: Prelude & Gigue from Suite 1 in G major, BMV 1007 Sarabande from Suite V in C minor, BMV 1011 Prelude from VI in D major, BMV 1012
Costume Design:Santo Loquasto
Lighting Design:Jennifer Tipton
Premiere cast CND:Joaquín De Luz