Slice to Sharp

Choreography by: Jorma Elo

Music by: Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber and Antonio Vivaldi

Using Baroque melodies as counterpoint to modern movement, Jorma Elo's Slice to Sharp is a high-energy tour de force for eight fearless dancers.

Jorma Elo’s Slice to Sharp for eight dancers premiered in 2006 as part of the Diamond Project. Elo, the resident choreographer of Boston Ballet, uses a score of music by Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber and Antonio Vivaldi. On first hearing the Vivaldi score featuring two violins, choreographer Jorma Elo recalls he felt “It was extreme playing on the edge of madness.”

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Credits

Music
Partita VI in D, Third Movement by Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber and Concerto. 2 in C, RV189, Third Movement; Concerto in G, Op. 4, No. 3, RV301, First Movement; Concerto. 4 in A, Op. 4, RV357, Second Movement; Concerto in G, Op. 4, No. 3, RV301, Third Movement; Concerto in C, Op. 57, No. 1, RV507, Third Movement; Concerto in A, Op. 3, No. 5, RV519, Third Movement; Concerto in A, Op. 3, No. 8, RV522, Second Movement; Concerto in E flat, Op. 8, No. 5, RV253 First Movement by Antonio Vivaldi
Premiere
June 16, 2006, 2006 Diamond Project, New York City Ballet, New York State Theater
Original Cast
Maria Kowroski, Ana Sophia Scheller, Sofiane Sylve, Wendy Whelan, Joaquin de Luz, Craig Hall, Edwaard Liang, Amar Ramasar

Length
25 Min.
Costumes by
Holly Hynes
Lighting by
Mark Stanley