Chiaroscuro

Choreography by: Lynne Taylor-Corbett

Music by: Francesco Geminiani

Chiaroscuro locates its six cast members between light and shadow as their weaving patterns unfold in complex interactions.

Lynne Taylor-Corbett’s Chiaroscuro was made for the Diamond Project in 1994. In visual art, the term “chiaroscuro” refers to the play of light and shadow to give the illusion of three dimensions. The ballet for six dancers is also a work of light and shadow in its alternating fast and slow movements, the concerto grosso by the Baroque composer Francesco Geminiani La Follia. Taylor-Corbett’s second work for NYCB, Chiaroscuro features onstage artwork by American artist Michael Zansky, costumes by Holly Hynes, and lighting by Mark Stanley.

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Credits

Music
Concerto Grosso, Op. 5 No. 12 in D minor, "La Follia"
Premiere
May 21, 1994, The Diamond Project II, New York City Ballet, New York State Theater
Original Cast
Jock Soto, Stacey Calvert, Zippora Karz, Sherri LeBlanc, James Fayette, Tom Gold

Length
14 Min.
Costumes by
Holly Hynes
Set by
Artwork by Michael Zansky, courtesy of Berry Hill Gallery
Lighting by
Mark Stanley