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 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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Concerto Grosso, Op. 5 No. 12 in D minor, "La Follia"
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

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