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March 26, 2017
BalletCollective performs “What Comes Next” at the Savannah Music Fesitval

Following the critically acclaimed premiere of What Comes Next at NYU’s Skirball Center, BalletCollective makes their Savannah Music Festival debut with an ensemble of seven dancers and nine musicians performing three works choreographed by director Troy Schumacher with music composed by Ellis Ludwig-Leone and Judd Greenstein and source art from architects James Ramsey (the Lowline) and Carlos Arnaiz (Caza) and photographer Paul Maffi.

BalletCollective: What Comes Next

RECENT PERFORMANCES:

October 27-28, 2016
NYU Skirball Center
BalletCollective to collaborate with innovative architects
Carlos Arnaiz and James Ramsey
with commissioned scores by
Judd Greenstein and Ellis Ludwig-Leone
and choreography by
Troy Schumacher
BalletCollective’s 2016 Season will further explore the company’s unique collaborative process with world premiere works featuring two collaborations pairing architects Carlos Arnaiz and James Ramsey with composers Judd Greenstein and Ellis Ludwig-Leone respectively. Both works will be choreographed by BalletCollective director Troy Schumacher and will be premiered at NYU Skirball Center on October 27 and 28 featuring live music performed by Hotel Elefant and Vanessa Upson with special guests and an ensemble of eight dancers, including New York City Ballet’s Harrison Coll, Rachel Hutsell Anthony Huxley, Lauren King, Isabella LaFreniere, Ashley Laracey, and Lauren Lovette.
“Each year we start planning new works by surveying our existing repertory and asking ourselves the question: “Where would we like to go?” We started thinking about the similarities between dance, music, and architecture, and how the concept of underlying structure and space is fundamental to our work. I’ve noticed that it’s almost impossible to speak of dance and music without using architectural terms, which presented me with the exciting prospect of further examining BalletCollective’s unique process. This year we are looking forward to exploring new ways of constructing dance and music, taking inspiration from two forward thinking architects: Carlos Arnaiz and James Ramsey.” — Troy Schumacher

Telluride Residency and Showing

August 8 – August 13, 2016
The Michael D. Palm Theater, Telluride, Colorado

In early August, BalletCollective returns to the Palm Theater in Telluride, CO for our third annual residency to workshop its new works and share our process with the community. Every BalletCollective work is crafted over months of close collaboration between groups of artists. As we prepare each work for performance, we like to try it out in a theater to see how each element comes together. The Palm Theater in Telluride, CO has granted BalletCollective a residency which will culminate in a preview of our works in progress on Saturday, August 13th and the finished version of Inivisible Divide, which we workshopped last summer.

http://www.telluridepalm.com

New York City Fall Season
at NYU Skirball Center November 4-5, 2015 at 7:30pm

This season, BalletCollective presents the world premieres of two works, both inspired by separate series of commissioned photographs by Paul Maffi and Dafy Hagai respectively, with commissioned scores by music director and resident composer Ellis Ludwig-Leone (San Fermin) and Mark Dancigers (NOW Ensemble). The new works will be performed alongside All That We See and Dear and Blackbirds, both of which premiered last fall at NYU Skirball, and left Alastair Macaulay of The New York Times commenting “I simply want to see these dances again.”

Telluride Residency and Showing
July 26-August 1, 2015
The Michael D. Palm Theater, Telluride, Colorado

In Late July, BalletCollective returns to the Palm Theater in Telluride, CO to workshop its new works and share their process with the community. Every BalletCollective work is crafted over months of close collaboration between groups of artists. As we prepare each work for performance, we like to try it out in a theater to see how each element comes together. The Palm Theater in Telluride, CO has granted BalletCollective a residency which will culminate in a preview of our works in progress and the finished versions of the works we workshopped last summer.

http://www.telluridepalm.com

Vail International Dance Festival
August 2, 2015
Vail, Colorado

The Vail International Dance Festival welcomes BalletCollective for the first time for a performance of Dear and Blackbirds, joined by Colorado Ballet, BalletX, a selection of international ballet stars – all brought together for a diverse evening of ballet, from classic to contemporary, with music by the cutting edge string quartet, Brooklyn Rider.

2014 NEW YORK FALL SEASON
Oct 29-30, 2014
NYU Skirball Center

Following our sold-out, critically acclaimed run at the Joyce Theater, BalletCollective arrives at the Skirball featuring the world premieres of two new dances plus a performance of The Impulse Wants Company, named one of 2013’s top ten moments in dance by chief dance critic Alastair Macaulay of The New York Times. Choreographer and director Troy Schumacher, whose work has been called “direct and unforced, experimental and refreshing” by Macaulay, brings together a remarkable roster of collaborative artists, including indie-rock band San Fermin’s Ellis Ludwig-Leone, artist  David Salle, writer Cynthia Zarin, designer Brandon Stirling Baker, and a thrilling company of dancers from the New York City Ballet. Tickets will be on sale 8/18/14. 

FIRE ISLAND DANCE FESTIVAL
July 18-20, 2014

To celebrate the Fire Island Dance Festival’s 20th anniversary, BalletCollective will premiere an excerpt of their newest work, a pas de deux featuring the same team that produced The Impulse Wants Company: Troy Schumacher, Ellis Ludwig-Leone and Cynthia Zarin. For information and tickets, please visit http://www.dradance.org

TELLURIDE, CO
Aug 2, 2014
The Michael D. Palm Theater

Every BalletCollective work is crafted over months of close collaboration between groups of artists. As we prepare each work for performance, we like to try it out in a theater to see how each element comes together. This summer, the Palm Theater in Telluride, CO has granted BalletCollective a residency which will culminate in a preview of our works in progress and The Impulse Wants Company. Details to follow.  http://www.telluridepalm.com

BALLET V6.0: BALLETCOLLECTIVE: SOLD OUT
Aug 14-15, 2013

The Joyce designed this ballet festival to recognize the many dancers and choreographers who are creating work outside the traditional large company milieu and are forming their own small companies. Featured are companies from across the US, whose work represents a range of ballet styles, from neo classical to contemporary.