Lifecasting

Choreography by: Douglas Lee

Music by: Ryoji Ikeda and Steve Reich

A daring contemporary ensemble work, Lifecasting is characterized by its innovative sculptural quality, great sweep, and energy.

Douglas Lee, a two-time participant in the New York Choreographic Institute, created Lifecasting, his first work for NYCB, for the 2009 New Combinations Evening. The ballet title refers to a sculpture technique in which casts are taken from the human form. The ballet opens to the dissonant tones of Ryoji Ikeda’s music, and then continues to Steve Reich’s Triple Quartet.

Performances

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Credits

Music
Op. 1 (for 9 Strings) – 111 by Ryoji Ikeda; Triple Quartet by Steve Reich
Premiere
January 22, 2009, New York City Ballet, David H. Koch Theater
Original Cast
Ashley Bouder, Maria Kowroski, Kaitlyn Gilliland, Robert Fairchild, Adrian Danchig-Waring, Amar Ramasar

Length
22 Min.
Costumes by
Ines Alda
Lighting by
Mark Stanley