Three of today’s most celebrated choreographers, Darrell Grand Moultrie, Trey McIntyre, and Matthew Neenan, join BalletX for a captivating bill of world premieres, and Neenan’s 2014 work, Increasing.
Darrell Grand Moultrie returns to BalletX with a world premiere entitled Vivir, celebrating the Latin and Afro-Caribbean music of his native Spanish Harlem. Described as “exuberant and deliberate” by The Washington Post, his work has appeared on the Colorado Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, and Dance Theatre of Harlem, to name a few. Most recently, he choreographed for Beyoncé’s Mrs. Carter World Tour, and the musical Witness Uganda at American Repertory Theater.
Trey McIntyre’s love of 1970’s Motown, American Bandstand, and Soul Train springs to life in a new work called The Boogeyman, which emboides the era’s high-octane energy. To capture the counterculture spirit of the time, he collaborates with Andrea Lauer, who costumed Broadway’s American Idiot. Highly prolific, McIntyre has created over 100 world premieres with numerous companies including Stuttgart Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, and New York City Ballet. His 2016 BalletX premiere, Big Ones, was hailed by The New York Times as “funny, touching, poignant, stirring.”
Matthew Neenan’s Increasing premiered at Vail Dance Festival’s NOW: Premieres in 2014, with guest dancers Tiler Peck and Robert Fairchild of New York City Ballet. Members of BalletX will undertake the guest positions this spring, lending their unique voices to the parts originated by Peck and Fairchild. The work is set to Schubert’s Quintet in C Major, performed live by alumni from Curtis Institute of Music. Covering its premiere, The New York Times wrote, “Mr. Neenan is one of those rare dance makers who can create a world that coexists beside important music.”
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