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October 20-22, 2023

P1 – PROGRESSION IN REP

Featuring Ashton’s Varii Capricci, Bond’s Panoramic Score (World Premiere), and Kobborg’s Salute

The season opens with a world premiere by Gemma Bond, whose choreography has been applauded as expansive, lyrical, handsomely coordinated, with a focus on the beauty of the line of the body.

Sarasota Magazine

Program One opens with Ashton’s whimsical Varii Capricci, revived from the brink of loss by The Sarasota Ballet in 2019 and described by esteemed dance critic and writer Anna Kisselgoff as “that rare ballet bird – a self-parody and an honorable parody of The Royal Ballet’s own traditions.”  Continuing the program is Panoramic Score (World Premiere) by Gemma Bond, who enthralled Sarasota audiences last Season with her world premiere of Excursions. Dance critic, Marina Harss, has described Bond’s choreography as “expansive, lyrical, handsomely coordinated, with a focus on the beauty of the line of the body.”  Kobborg’s Salute then tells a loose story of soldiers going off to war and the girls they leave behind. About The Sarasota Ballet’s 2011 performance of Salute, dance critic Carrie Seidman wrote that the work was “fresh, funny, and styled after his Bournonville roots without being dated or derivative.”

Repertoire will include:

Varii Capricci
Choreography by Sir Frederick Ashton
Music by Sir William Walton

Panoramic Score (World Premiere)
Choreography by Gemma Bond
Music by Alberto Ginastera

Salute
Choreography by Johan Kobborg
Music by Hans Christian Lumbye

PRICE

$40 – $125

RUN TIME

Approximately 2 hours with two 20 minute intermissions

Venue

FSU Center for the Performing Arts
5555 North Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34243
941.359.0099

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Creative Team

VARII CAPRICCI

Choreography

Sir Frederick Ashton

 

Revival Restaged By

Grant Coyle

 

Restaged By

Margaret Barbieri

 

Music By

Sir William Walton

 

Costume Design After

Ossie Clark

PANORAMIC SCORE (WORLD PREMIERE )

Choreography

Gemma Bond

 

Music By

Alberto Ginastera

 

Costume Design By

Lauren Starobin

 

Lighting Design By

Ethan Vail

SALUTE

Choreography

Johan Kobborg

 

Music By

Hans Christian Lumbye

 

Costume Design By

Natalia Stewart