WORLD PREMIERE 2008 
Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
J.S. Bach Wassenaer
24 minutes
The Wilma Theater

Annabelle took inspiration for this piece from the renaissance paintings and sculptures of Michelangelo. The frozen moment depicted in a tableau vivant has always been fascinating to the choreographer. On the contrary, she never really understood the beauty of the still life, onto which bowls of fruit are painted. Annabelle pairs life and movement with the most biblical fruit that is usually encountered on still lifes and liturgical paintings: the apple. “Still Alive” or [email protected] is the fantasy of the choreographer as to what would happen if one of those religious paintings came to life. The choreographer used the development of artist Michelangelo as a red thread for the structure of the piece, following the start of his career as a sculptor and ending with his painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, which occurs as an explosion of color.

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"Bach, beautiful classical steps, bits of humor, and bright green apples for the still life of the title."
PHILLY.COM

"...a sparklingly playful piece..."
BROAD STREET REVIEW

"Ochoa...created a work in which the dance and the accompanying Bach music joyfully cascade together."
BROAD STREET REVIEW
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