Urban Dances

Choreography by: Miriam Mahdaviani

Music by: Richard Danielpour

Danced to a bright and jazzy commissioned score, Urban Dances reflects the non-stop speed and exuberant rhythms of city life. According to Ms. Mahdaviani, “The composer and I are both New Yorkers and we wanted to capture the energy of New York at night in this ballet.” Dressed in neon-colored leotards, the 19 dancers perform a series of technically challenging and novel duets, trios, and ensembles.

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Urban Dances: Ballet Suite in Five Movements (1996). Commissioned by New York City Ballet.
June 4, 1997, The Diamond Project III, New York City Ballet, New York State Theater
Original Cast
Miranda Weese, Jock Soto, Jennie Somogyi, Edwaard Liang, Peter Hansen

26 Min.
Costumes by
Holly Hynes
Lighting by
Mark Stanley