Broken Promise

Choreography by: Albert Evans

Music by: Mathew Fuerst (commissioned by New York Choreographic Institute)

Albert Evans’ plotless pas de deux to Mathew Fuerst’s contemporary, yet tonal quartet uses a demanding, distinctive and unpredictable dance vocabulary. He responded to the lyrical qualities within the music creating a range of moods using inventive, athletic steps, partnering, and lifts. Evans also includes floor work that has its roots in modern dance. Dramatic lighting by Mark Stanley strengthens the moodiness and mystery of the entrances and exits. Broken Promise is Evans’ second ballet for New York City Ballet, and contrasts with the percussive, angular qualities of his earlier work, Haiku, to chamber pieces by John Cage.

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Clarinet Quartet
May 4, 2005, New York City Ballet, New York State Theater
Original Cast
Ashley Bouder, Stephen Hanna

10 Min.
Costumes by
Carole Divet
Lighting by
Mark Stanley