BalletMet's upcoming performance features new choreography from Edwaard Liang
If you lost all of your senses, would you still recognize the one you love?
It's the question BalletMet artistic director Edwaard Liang asks in his newest ballet, "of Heaven & Earth." This is the first work Liang has choreographed on the company's dancers, and it'll debut this weekend at BalletMet's New Directions/New Works at the Capitol Theatre, running from April 25 through May 3. Get your ticket here.
"of Heaven & Earth" will be performed with live music-two grand pianos will be on stage to accompany the dancers with the Rachmaninoff score.
"There are many ways to interpret this work and it will hold different meanings for you, depending on your perspective," Liang said in a release. "There's no right or wrong way-it's very individual."
They'll also perform "Carousel (A Dance)" by Christopher Wheeldon and "18 + 1" from Gustavo Ramirez.
We stopped by a recent Director's Circle rehearsal to catch a preview of Liang's ballet. The dancers, running through a series of pas de deux (or duets), illustrate Liang's question with romance, sadness and earnest.
Photos from the rehearsal:
-Taylor Starek, @taylorstarek