Chiaroscuro locates its six cast members between light and shadow as their weaving patterns unfold in complex interactions.
Lynne Taylor-Corbett has called this highly charged, theatrical work (her second for New York City Ballet) a tribute to Principal Dancer Jock Soto. In art, the term "chiaroscuro" refers to the play of light and shadow to give the illusion of three dimensions. The ballet is also a work of light and shadow in its alternating fast and slow movements and the varied interactions between Mr. Soto, who danced the lead in the premiere performances, three women and two men.
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