For the fourth consecutive year, Cirio Collective returns to the Vineyard to begin work on a world premiere pas de deux created by their Artistic Director, Jeffrey Cirio, and a new company world premiere by Andrea Schermoly. Headed by American Ballet Theatre Principal Jeffrey Cirio and his sister, Boston Ballet Principal Lia Cirio, the Collective raises the bar for contemporary dance while collaborating with other artists, choreographers, and musicians. (Photo by Sabi Varga)
No)one. Art House will be workshopping movement for a new opera called PRISM premiering this fall with LA Opera. Choreographer and co-founder/curator, Chris Emile, and sixteen dancers will develop material and movement approaches with which to color the opera. Founded in 2014 by Christopher Bordenave, Sabrina Johnson, Nia-Amina Minor, and Jeffrey Ware, No)one. Art House creates stimulating and approachable movement-based artistic experiences in locations throughout Los Angeles.
The Public Theater returns to Vineyard Arts Project this summer to rehearse and present a new musical directed by Oskar Eustis, titled "Poster Boy." With music and lyrics by Craig Carnelia and book by Joe Tracz, "Poster Boy" is based on the story of Tyler Clementi, a college student who was a victim of cyber-bullying and committed suicide in 2010. In the piece we follow the group of gay men online who investigate the meaning behind the death, on the way discovering the power of their connections and the hope that lives on the other side of tragedy.
The only theater in New York that produces Shakespeare and the classics, musicals, contemporary, and experimental pieces in equal measure, The Public Theater (Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director; Patrick Willingham, Executive Director) serves as an advocate for the theater as an essential cultural force in leading and framing dialogue on important issues of our day.
Founded in 2016 by choreographer Jeremy McQueen, The Black Iris Project is a ballet collaborative and education vehicle which creates new, relevant classical ballet works that celebrate diversity and Black history. Based in New York City, the project hosts a team of predominantly minority artists capable of delivering cross-discipline and wholly original works. The collaborative harnesses the Black community's inherent creative spirit to encourage and inspire youth of color to pursue art, movement and music as an expressive outlet and a means for collective healing. While at Vineyard Arts Project, they will be working on material for a new ballet premiering in 2019. (Photo by Matthew Murphy).
Siren is a new, evening-length dance work for stage by Pontus Lidberg that will premiere in the fall of 2018. Siren takes its title from the mythical siren whose song incited sailors to throw themselves into the sea. Additionally, the work will be featured in Written on Water, a new feature-length dance film created simultaneously with the production of Siren. Dance provides both the mechanical and the poetic framework for the plot of the film, a love story centered around the creation of a choreographed stage work. Both works feature original music by Swedish composer Stefan Levin.
Support the production of Written on Water through Pontus Lidberg Dance's Kickstarter campaign, here.
Directed by Michael Greif and based on Andrew Solomon’s award-winning New York Times bestseller, Far From The Tree explores universal struggles in parenting through the lens of families with extraordinary children. Framed by Solomon’s own atypical path to parenthood, along with a complication in the birth of his newborn son, this new musical explores the daunting tension all parents face between helping their children and accepting who they are, and the unexpected joys that emerge from that struggle. The work-in-progress features music by Robert Maggio, lyrics by Kristin Maloney, and a book by Justin Warner, with music direction and arrangements by Lynne Shankel.
The Ashley Bouder Project will be working on five pieces for upcoming July performances at the Joyce Theater in New York City. Three new commissions will be also completed and perfected: a solo for Ashley Bouder, choreographed by Lauren Lovette; a group piece by Abdul Latif; and a pas de deux for Ms. Bouder and Taylor Stanley by Annabelle Lopez-Ochoa. Rounding out the program and work at VAP will be two revivals from 2017: Liz Gerring's "Duet," choreographed as a gender neutral dance for two women, to be performed by a man and woman; and Ms. Bouder's "In Pursuit of..." for six dancers. (Photo by Diana Mino)