Bach Concerto V

Choreography by: Peter Martins

Music by: Johann Sebastian Bach

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Credits

Music
Keyboard Concerto No. V in F minor
Premiere
May 8, 2002, 2002 Diamond Project, New York City Ballet, New York State Theater
Original Cast
Darci Kistler, Jock Soto, Amanda Edge, Lindy Mandradjieff

Length
10 min.

Peter Martins has choreographed a gentle ode to the formal, stately manners, proprieties, and structure of classical ballet. Ever-shifting patterns for groups of dancers serve as the background for a principal couple and two soloists who display the courtly regality and gestures that give classical dance its special refinement and flavor. Their genteel presentation of how a ballerina and her partner relate to each other and an audience eloquently speaks to their special bond and the relationship they forge with the viewer. One can imagine such a dance in a grand ballroom of a Renaissance palace.