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Coming Soon: Red Angels

Red Angels Streaming For Free Friday May 29

Red Angels

Choreographer: Ulysses Dove
Répétiteur: Edwaard Liang
Music by: Richard Einhorn
Performed by: Violinist Mary Rowell
Costume Designer: Holly Hynes
Lighting Designer: Mark Stanley

BalletMet would like to thank Alfred Dove, Administrator of Ulysses Dove’s Estate, for assisting in the leadership and development of Red Angels.

BalletMet Dancers:

Kristie Latham & Leiland Charles
Madeline Skelly & Miguel Anaya

The dancers of BalletMet appear courtesy of the American Guild of Musical Artists, AFL-CIO

We’ll be streaming the full version of Red Angels Friday, May 29 beginning at 7:00 PM for 72 hours.

The dance scene in New York City in the 1990’s was one of experimentation, with new works being commissioned by newcomer choreographers that bridged the gap between classical ballet and modern dance. One such choreographer was Ulysses Dove, an Alvin Ailey dancer who was initially encouraged to choreograph by Ailey and whose works are defined as charged with intense, powerful energy and athleticism. Red Angels was a piece choreographed in 1994 with music by Richard Einhorn, accompanied by the electric violinist, Mary Rowell, for the New York City Ballet’s Diamond Project for emerging choreographers (1992-2006). Red Angels is a study in contrasts, where even the name of the piece and the title of the music, “Maxwell’s Demon”, reveals Dove’s inner conflict between light and darkness, good and evil. The high energy from Rowell’s electric violin spurs the four red-clad dancers into explosive forward moving leaps before ceasing movement; stillness on the stage. Parallel leg movements become at-once turned out; asymmetric movement suddenly transform into the classical line of ballet. In the second female solo, she dances a series of leaps in a circle of light, almost as if trying to escape a demon. Einhorn’s frenzy of percussive rhythm is paired equally with Dove’s idiosyncratic movements giving way for the dancers to be angelic demons.

BalletMet is also supported by the Greater Columbus Arts Council, Ohio Arts Council and The Columbus Foundation.

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