La Stravaganza

Choreography by: Angelin Preljocaj

Music by: Antonio Vivaldi, Evelyn Ficarra, Robert Normandeau, Serge Morand, Ake Parmerud

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Credits

Music
La Stravaganza, Op. 4, Dixit Dominus, Laudate pueri Dominum; Source of Uncertainty; Eclats de Voix; Naives; Laureats
Premiere
May 22, 1997, The Diamond Project III, New York City Ballet, New York State Theater
Original Cast
Samantha Allen, Stacey Calvert, Emily Coates, Rachel Rutherford, Kathleen Tracey, Melissa Walter, Tom Gold, Alexandre Izilaev, Sébastien Marcovici, Benjamin Millepied, Alexander Ritter, Christopher Wheeldon

Length
32 Min.
Costumes by
Herve-Pierre, Supervised by Holly Hynes
Set by
Maya Schweizer, Supervised by Mark Stanley
Lighting by
Mark Stanley

A multilayered work, the avant garde La Stravaganza juxtaposes 17th-century sensibility with modern culture while contrasting classical and electronic accompaniment.



Contemporary culture meets 17th-century society in this 1997 Diamond Project ballet created for an ensemble of twelve dancers — Angelin Preljocaj’s first work for NYCB. With excerpts from Vivaldi as well as electronic music for the score, La Stravaganza merges fantasy and reality, a hallmark of the French choreographer’s style. The director of Ballet Preljocaj, based in Aix-en-Provence, Preljocaj has since made a second work for the Company, Spectral Evidence, which premiered at the 2013 Fall Gala.


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