ALL THAT WE SEE (2014)

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Premiered October 29, 2014 at NYU Skirball Center New York, NY

Choreography: Troy Schumacher    Music: Ellis Ludwig-Leone    Costumes: Painted by David Salle and Constructed by Reid and Harriet    
Lighting Design: Brandon S. Baker
Source Painting: David Salle   Running Time: 19 minutes 

Original cast:  Lauren King, Claire Kretzschmar, Meagan Mann, David Prottas and Taylor Stanley

BalletCollective’s first work using visual art as a source, All That We See stemmed from a series of meetings between Schumacher, Ludwig-Leone and Salle. After some discussion, it was decided that it would be inter- esting for Salle to create a painting and then deliver to the choreogra- pher and composer a series of severely cropped images from the painting, with the two never to see the whole work until the ballet was completed. With these several images from the painting as a guide, Schumacher and Ludwig-Leone decided to base the work on a grouping of eight images. Exploring an array of activity in each image, the two focused not on tone and literal content but on structure, line and emotional response. 

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Photos by Matthew Murphy