Badchonim

Choreography by: Kevin O'Day

Music by: Sergei Prokofiev

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Credits

Music
Overture on Hebrew Themes (1919) by Sergei Prokofiev complemented, by Mack Schlefer's orchestration of Prokofiev's Quintet for Oboe, Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Double Bass, Op. 39 (1924)
Premiere
June 6, 1996, New York City Ballet, New York State Theater
Original Cast
Yvonne Borree, Stacey Calvert, Nilas Martins, Alexander Ritter

Length
20 min.

Badchonim recalls folk dances in its choreography and the men's costumes. It consists of a series of solos, pas de deux, pas de trois and pas de quatres, and is playful in spirit. Kevin O'Day was a member of American Ballet Theatre, the Joffrey Ballet and has also danced with Twyla Tharp, William Forsythe's Frankfurt Ballet, and has appeared on Broadway in Singin' In The Rain. Mr. O'Day was also a member of Mikhail Baryshnikov's White Oak Dance Project. Recently, he choreographed Quartet for IV (and sometimes one, two or three...) for the White Oak Dance Project, Viola Alone (1994), Dvorak Bagatelles and Huoah (1995) for New York City Ballet.