Canvs Premieres at Penn Ballet June 11-14

Keigwin, Fonte, & Forsythe

June 11, 2015 to June 14, 2015Merriam Theater

Break new ground with a program of work never before seen on the Pennsylvania Ballet stage.  With an original score and choreography commissioned for the Vail International Dance Festival in 2013, the Company premiere of Larry Keigwin’s Canvas explores the fusion of classical and contemporary dance. Created on a group of dancers from both New York City Ballet and Keigwin + Company, Canvas features witty choreographic phrases and a bright, cinematic score by Adam Crystal.  Also a Company premiere, The Second Detail is quintessential William Forsythe: full of attitude, a pulsating electronic soundscape by Thom Willems, and vigorous, unexpected movement. Choreographer Nicolo Fonte creates a brand new work to complete this electrifying program entitled Grace Actionwith music by Phillip Glass. 
The Company Premiere of Canvas is supported in part by grants from The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and The Jerome Robbins New Essential Works Program.