Guide to Strange Places

Choreography by: Peter Martins

Music by: John Adams

John Adams (b. 1947) grew up in New England and studied at Harvard with Leon Kirchner and Roger Sessions. He lives in San Francisco, California, where he is Music Adviser to the San Francisco Symphony and a faculty member at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Influenced by John Cage and Steve Reich, Mr. Adams' music is both electronic and instrumental, and known for its combination of minimalism and romanticism. Peter Martins has choreographed several works to the music of John Adams, including Adams Violin Concerto, The Chairman Dances, Fearful Symmetries, Slonimsky's Earbox, Todo Buenos Aires, Harmonielehre and Hallelujah Junction.

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Guide to Strange Places
May 15, 2003, New York City Ballet, New York State Theater
Original Cast
Alexandra Ansanelli, Darci Kistler, Jennie Somogyi, Janie Taylor, Miranda Weese, S├ębastien Marcovici, Nilas Martins, Benjamin Millepied, Philip Neal, Jock Soto

24 min.