Ms. Mahdaviani's fourth work for New York City Ballet is a gracious and witty series of duets, trios and ensembles for 14 dancers. Like the Baroque music to which it is set, it is a structurally complex piece, and is filled with changing designs and effortless, yet detailed footwork.
Miriam Mahdaviani was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan and moved to New York in 1968 to join the School of American Ballet. She was a corps member of New York City Ballet from 1980 to 1993. Miss Mahdaviani began her choreographic work in 1985 when she participated in the Carlisle Project in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. During her tenure with New York City Ballet, she choreographed several works for the Company including The Newcomers in 1988, Dance Preludes in 1991, and Images in 1992. She was awarded the General Electric Foundation's American Choreographer Award in 1989, Lincoln Center's Martin E. Segal Award in 1991, the Mae L. Wien Award for Choreography and a Dutchess County Art Council Fellowship in 1993.