Viola Alone ... (with one exception)

Choreography by: Kevin O'Day

Music by: Paul Hindemith

Mr. O'Day's first work for New York City Ballet is a ballet for four dancers, an on-stage violist, and for one movement, a pianist. A mix of the contemporary jazz idiom, sports imagery, and lyricism, the athletic choreography is filled with breathtaking spins, leaps and beating jumps. Kevin O'Day was a member of American Ballet Theatre, the Joffrey Ballet and has also danced with Twyla Tharp, William Forsythe's Frankfurt Ballet, and has appeared on Broadway in <em>Singin' in the Rain</em>. Mr. O'Day was a member of Mikhail Baryshnikov's White Oak Dance Project. He choreographed Quartet for IV (and sometimes one, two or three...) for the White Oak Dance Project.

Performances

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Credits

Music
Sonata for Viola solo (1937), Op. 25, No. 1 for Viola solo (1922), Op. 11, No. 4, Sonata for Viola and Piano (1919)
Premiere
May 18, 1994, The Diamond Project II, New York City Ballet, New York State Theater
Original Cast
Stacey Calvert, Melinda Roy, Damian Woetzel, Alexander Ritter

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