Chautauqua Establishment and The Washington Ballet (TWB) have collectively introduced a partnership that may deliver the corporate to the Establishment’s grounds in August, for 2 weeks of public packages and performances — together with with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra — plus workshops with the Chautauqua Faculty of Dance.
Celebrated choreographer and instructor Silas Farley, not too long ago retired as a dancer with the New York Metropolis Ballet and now serving as dean of dance at The Colburn Faculty in Los Angeles, will be a part of the residency and workshop a brand new Firm fee set to the music of Shakespearean-era composer John Dowland. The residency will final the primary two weeks of August, coinciding with Weeks Six and Seven of Chautauqua’s nine-week season of summer time programming.
“We couldn’t be extra thrilled to lastly deliver The Washington Ballet to Chautauqua after a two-year pandemic delay, and particularly in such an expansive and sturdy means,” mentioned Deborah Sunya Moore, senior vice chairman and chief program officer of Chautauqua Establishment. “What a tremendous alternative for our younger dance college students and dance-loving Chautauqua audiences to expertise and study from these performers with one of many nation’s elite ballet firms. And we’re significantly proud to welcome again Chautauqua Faculty of Dance alum Silas Farley, the place he’ll reconnect with a group that's dedicated to fostering new choreography and catalyzing the inventive course of.”
Organized collaboratively by TWB Creative Director Julie Kent and Chautauqua Faculty of Dance Interim Director Sasha Janes, TWB’s residency will showcase various the corporate’s dancers and studio dancers in efficiency and as a part of lessons, discussions and discuss backs with Firm and Establishment inventive management. Firm members may also help the coaching of dancers inside the Chautauqua Faculty of Dance’s Pageant (13–16) and Pre-Skilled (16–21) divisions.
The residency will culminate on August 13, in TWB’s efficiency in a program to incorporate: choreographer Jessica Lang’s Beethoven Serenade, the world premiere of Silas Farley’s Dowland Dances and George Balanchine’s Apollo, with permission from the George Balanchine Belief. The 74-piece Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra will carry out on choose works and extra repertoire might be introduced.
“As a younger dancer, I first skilled the generative pressure that's Chautauqua as a trainee after which as a principal dancer,” mentioned Kent, who studied at Chautauqua in 1983. “After my son was born, I'd deliver him to Chautauqua after I taught. Each reminiscence I've of Chautauqua is filled with heat and freedom and a way of group — the lifeblood of creativity. The Washington Ballet is thrilled to make its Chautauqua debut, and we’re significantly excited that Silas Farley might be becoming a member of us. We're grateful for the invitation to create and share at such an esteemed and magical place.”
Additional particulars of The Washington Ballet’s 2022 Chautauqua residency might be posted as they're decided on the Establishment’s web site, chq.org. Tickets to particular person occasions might be accessible Could 3; long-term passes that cowl extra of the residency might be accessible starting March 15.