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Mixed Repertory Program

March 20, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Auditorium Theatre
Chicago, Illinois

Mixed Repertory Program

Running Time: 134 minutes

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La Bayadère Act II

Choreography by Natalia Makarova
after Marius Petipa
Music by Ludwig Minkus
Specially Arranged by John Lanchbery
Scenery by PierLuigi Samaritani
Costumes by Theoni V. Aldredge
Lighting by Toshiro Ogawa

Running Time: 34 minutes

Act II of La Bayadère features the famed vision of the “Kingdom of the Shades” showcasing the corps de ballet in gossamer white tutus, filling the stage in perfect unison, as sublime as angels arriving from heaven.

Jardin aux Lilas

Choreography by Antony Tudor
Music by Ernest Chausson
Sets and Costumes by Peter Cazalet

Running Time: 18 minutes

Amid a farewell party in an Edwardian garden, this tale brims with tension as young lovers are torn apart by a bride’s marriage of convenience to a monied, older gentleman. Performed to Chausson’s Poème for Violin and Orchestra, Antony Tudor’s choreography reveals vagaries of the human heart through furtive meetings, whispered secrets and gestures of unfulfilled yearning.

Deuce Coupe

Choreography by Twyla Tharp
Staged by Twyla Tharp, Sara Rudner, Kara Chan, Richard Colton and Shawn Stevens
Music by The Beach Boys
Scenery and Costumes Recreated by Santo Loquasto after original costume design by Scott Barrie and original scenics by United Graffiti Artists
Lighting by Jennifer Tipton

Running Time: 33 minutes

A groundbreaking work first presented in 1973, Twyla Tharp’s Deuce Coupe contrasts classical vocabulary with playful sounds of the ‘60s and ‘70s. Featuring music by The Beach Boys, Deuce Coupe juxtaposes the ballet vocabulary that has evolved more than 300 years with another movement vocabulary that is loosely based on contemporary social dances.