HereAfter



Choreography by Natalie Weir and Stanton Welch
Music by Lohn Adams (Harmonium) and Carl Orff (Carmina Burana)
Scenery and Costumes by Santo Loquasto
Choral pieces sung by the New York Choral Society
Lighting by Brian MacDevitt


Timing:
Act 1 - 32:00
Act 2 - 60:00

HereAfter was given its World Premiere by American Ballet Theatre at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York on May 16, 2003, danced by Ethan Stiefel, Julie Kent, Stella Abrera and Marcelo Gomes in Harmonium and Angel Corella, Ashley Tuttle, Stella Abrera, Julie Kent, Joaquin De Luz and Herman Cornejo in Carmina Burana, and featuring the New York Choral Society on stage.

NOTES
Combining exceptional choreographic and musical talent with American Ballet Theatre’s unparalleled dancing, this highly theatrical, physically forceful work consists of two disparate parts bound together in one thematic vision. A ballet in two acts, HereAfter depicts the journey of one man’s life from birth to death. The first act, choreographed by Natalie Weir to John Adams’ Harmonium, explores the emotional and spiritual moments of birth and death, while the second act, choreographed by Stanton Welch to Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, portrays the powerful impact of the journey of life. This work, with sets and costumes by Santo Loquasto, features acclaimed vocal soloists and the 120-voice New York Choral Society.



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