After the Rain Pas de Deux

Choreography by: Christopher Wheeldon

Music by: Arvo Pärt

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Credits

Music
Tabula Rasa (1977) (First movement - "Ludus") and Spiegel Im Spiegel (1978)
Premiere
January 22, 2005, New York State Theater, New York, NY
Original Cast
Wendy Whelan, Jock Soto

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

Wheeldon’s landmark After the Rain pas de deux is full of heartfelt emotion that leaves audiences in awe.



Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain premiered in 2005 at NYCB’s annual New Combinations Evening, which honors the anniversary of George Balanchine’s birth with world premiere ballets. A ballet in two parts, the first section is set to Arvo Pärt’s Tabula Rasa, and features three couples. For the second section, only one couple returns, and performs a haunting pas de deux set to Pärt’s Spiegel im Spiegel. Originally performed by Wendy Whelan and Jock Soto, this was the last ballet Wheeldon created for Soto, before Soto retired from dancing in June of 2005.

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