Choreography by: Douglas Lee

Music by: Ryoji Ikeda and Steve Reich

A daring contemporary ensemble work, Lifecasting is characterized by its innovative sculptural quality, great sweep, and energy.

Douglas Lee, a two-time participant in the New York Choreographic Institute, created Lifecasting, his first work for NYCB, for the 2009 New Combinations Evening. The ballet title refers to a sculpture technique in which casts are taken from the human form. The ballet opens to the dissonant tones of Ryoji Ikeda’s music, and then continues to Steve Reich’s Triple Quartet.

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Op. 1 (for 9 Strings) – 111 by Ryoji Ikeda; Triple Quartet by Steve Reich
January 22, 2009, New York City Ballet, David H. Koch Theater
Original Cast
Ashley Bouder, Maria Kowroski, Kaitlyn Gilliland, Robert Fairchild, Adrian Danchig-Waring, Amar Ramasar

22 Min.
Costumes by
Ines Alda
Lighting by
Mark Stanley