FEATURING THE WORLD PREMIERE OF TROY’S LATEST WORK, FARAWAY, AND AN EXCERPT FROM TRANSLATION
Two acclaimed arts collectives, BalletCollective and The Knights, join forces to present new ballets and existing repertory created by artists at the vanguard of their forms. For four performances only, experience these artists' creations up-close in one of NYC's newest and most exciting dance venues, GK Arts Center in Dumbo, Brooklyn.
Titled “Faraway,” this season’s collective includes the work of artist Zaria Forman’s NASA commissioned flights over the Arctic and Antarctic, Trevor Paglen’s exploration into machine learning, photojournalist George Steinmetz’s paragliding through the world’s deserts, and science fiction author Ken Liu’s meditation on the awareness of the human experience of “now.”
On the program is an accomplished roster of collaborators, including performances by 24 members of The Knights, 8 dancers from New York City Ballet, and world premieres from composers Judd Greensteinand Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Moravec collaborating with choreographers Preston Chamblee and BalletCollective Artistic Director Troy Schumacher and , who is the recipient of BalletCollective’s Commission for Developing Choreographers.
Additional contributions come from existing repertory contributed by choreographer Gabrielle Lamb and composers Julianna Barwick,Caleb Burhans, Christina Courtin & Alex Sopp, and Gyorgy Kurtag.