“Each year we start planning new works by surveying our existing repertory and asking ourselves the question: “Where would we like to go?” We started thinking about the similarities between dance, music, and architecture, and how the concept of underlying structure and space is fundamental to our work. I’ve noticed that it’s almost impossible to speak of dance and music without using architectural terms, which presented me with the exciting prospect of further examining BalletCollective’s unique process. This year we are looking forward to exploring new ways of constructing dance and music, taking inspiration from two forward thinking architects: Carlos Arnaiz and James Ramsey.” — Troy Schumacher
BalletCollective’s 2016 Season will further explore the company’s unique collaborative process with world premiere works featuring two collaborations pairing architects Carlos Arnaiz and James Ramsey with composers Judd Greenstein and Ellis Ludwig-Leone respectively. Both works will be choreographed by BalletCollective director Troy Schumacher and will be premiered at NYU Skirball Center on October 27 and 28 featuring live music and an ensemble of eight dancers, including New York City Ballet’s Harrison Coll, Rachel Hutsell Anthony Huxley, Lauren King, Isabella LaFreniere, Ashley Laracey, and Lauren Lovette.