This Bitter Earth

Choreography by: Christopher Wheeldon

Music by: Dinah Washington and Max Richter

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Credits

Music
Dinah Washington and Max Richter (from the motion picture sountrack for Shutter Island)
Premiere
Sept 20, 2012, New York City Ballet, David H. Koch Theater
Original Cast
Wendy Whelan, Tyler Angle

Costumes by
Valentino; Costume Supervision by Mark Happel
Lighting by
Mary Louise Geiger

Wheeldon’s 2012 pas de deux This Bitter Earth explores Max Richter’s electronic remix of the popular song by the same name.

This Bitter Earth is a pas de deux from Christopher Wheeldon’s Five Movements, Three Repeats. The full work was originally created for Fang-Yi Sheu & Artists, a group led by former Martha Graham Dance Company star Fang-Yi Sheu that included NYCB dancers Wendy Whelan, Tyler Angle, and Craig Hall. Set to a reorchestration of Dinah Washington’s This Bitter Earth by Max Richter, the ballet had its Company premiere at NYCB’s 2012 Fall Gala.

VIEW A SLIDESHOW OF IMAGES FROM THIS BITTER EARTH >