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  • Addressing central questions about the genre of ballet — music, gender, body language, academic vocabulary — and without strain. The answers look both direct and unforced, experimental and refreshing.

    New York Times
  • Schumacher’s ability to follow experimental instincts while still creating coherent, formally inventive ballets, is rare in someone so young.

    T: The New York Times Style Magazine
  • This is BalletCollective’s strength: it shows everything ballet could mean, if you let it.

    Huffington Post
  • Fresh, intriguing and strange, in a good way.

  • Beautiful.

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    This fall at NYU Skirball Center, BalletCollective presents Translation, a performance that explores the rapid evolution of communication we’re experiencing today: the abbreviation of words, the mediation of reality through screens, artificial intelligence and machine vision, and more. The program will include the premiere of two new ballets choreographed by Troy Schumacher and Gabrielle Lamb, both set to original and commissioned scores that will be performed live by members of the musical ensemble The Knights.

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    Choreography by Troy Schumacher
    Music by Julianna Barwick
    Environment by Sergio Mora-Diaz
    Inspired by a commissioned essay by science fiction writer Ken Liu
    *World premiere Oct. 25

    Choreography by Gabrielle Lamb
    Music by Caleb Burhans
    Inspired by new artworks by Trevor Paglen
    *World premiere Oct. 25

    The Answer
    Choreography by Troy Schumacher
    Music by Judd Greenstein
    Inspired by a print by architect Carlos Arnaiz depicting basketball legend Allen Iverson

    The Last Time This Ended
    Choreography by Troy Schumacher
    Music by Mark Dancigers, commissioned score
    Inspired by photography by Dafy Hagai

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