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Fool’s Paradise – Livestream

August 14 @ 7:00 pm

Mark your calendar for Friday, August 14, for a FREE virtual performance.

We’ll begin streaming the full version of Christopher Wheeldon’s Fool’s Paradise at 7pm from our performance in 2017. *Note that it will only be available for viewing for 72 hours.

WATCH HERE: https://www.balletmet.org/virtual-performances/

Wheeldon’s inspiration for the piece originates from its score, Joby Talbot’s ‘The Dying Swan,’ which was used in a 1916 silent film depicting an artist precariously infatuated with his dancer muse. Fool’s Paradise blends classical technique with contemporary choreography to create a visually stunning abstract work. Dancers are bathed in a warm light throughout the work as they move through beautiful solos, duets, trios and sculptural tableaux. A breathtaking pas de deux unites the ensembles as gold petals fall across the stage. BalletMet is only the second company in the United States to perform this work.

Choreographer: Christopher Wheeldon
Répétiteur: Jason Fowler
Music by: Joby Talbot
Music by arrangement with G. Schirmer, INC. publisher and copyright owner.
Costume designer: Narciso Rodriguez
Original Lighting designer: Penny Jacobus
Costumes from a production of Wiener Staatsballett, 2015. Manufactured by ART for ART Theaterservice GMbH, Vienna.

World Premiere: September 13, 2007
Sadler’s Wells Theatre, Clerkenwell, London, England.

BalletMet dancers:
Caitlin Valentine, David Ward, Marty Roosaare, Adrienne Benz, Grace-Anne Powers, Michael Sayre, Miquel Anaya, Lisset Santander, Jarrett Reimers

The dancers of BalletMet appear courtesy of the American Guild of Musical Artists, AFL-CIO

BalletMet is supported by the Greater Columbus Arts Council, Ohio Arts Council and The Columbus Foundation.

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