Man in Black:Choreography: James Kudelka | Music: Johnny Cash
Eternal Idol:Choreography: Michael Smuin | Music: Frederic Chopin
Jardin Aux Lilas:Choreography: Antony Tudor | Music:Ernest Chausson
A Fellow Feeling:Choreography: Yoshiaki Nakano | Music: Amadeus Mozart
From stoicism to devotion, PBT dancers move through intriguing shades of emotion in a trio of ballets. In tribute to the enigmatic Johnny Cash, James Kudelka’s stirring Man in Blackblends balletic grace and working-class grit in scenes inspired by six of Cash’s later hits. Passion prevails in Michael Smuin’s sensuous Eternal Idol, a tender pas de deux of sculptural lines and lithe partnering, while Antony Tudor’s poignant period drama, Jardin Aux Lilas,depicts the repressed emotion of two lovers parted by a marriage of convenience. PBT Principal Yoshiaki Nakano adds a millennial voice to the mix with the premiere of his neoclassical A Fellow Feeling, a high-energy work set to Mozart's Concerto #20 in D Minor.