|The Company presented two programs
with three world premieres and music by renowned concert pianist Brian Zeger,
violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain, the Cassatt String Quartet and Catfish
Corner blues band with generous support from the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable
Trust Live Music for Dance Program.
Foreman teamed up with Mean Ole World (2001) collaborators,
for his world premiere Lisa D. – composer Lisa
DeSpain, lighting designer Jack Mehler and costume designer Elisa Jimenez.
DeSpain received the Barlow Award for this commission, performed on stage
by the sexy Cassatt String Quartet, and Foreman received the Choo-San
Goh Award for Choreography.
extravagant and beautiful draperies sink and rise on separate square stools…Powerfully,
[Buglisi] reconciles two disparate ideas… Sept. 11 is evoked in a
collective image of grief and rage…an amplification of a human reaction.
The very feminine ecstasy of St. Teresa's contracted body in Bernini's Baroque
sculpture comes to mind. (Anna Kisselgoff, NY Times)
|Buglisi collaborated with A. Christina Giannini
on the exquisite costumes, Clifton Taylor designed the intensely atmospheric
lighting, and set pieces were constructed by Sergio Savarese. Thank you
to Maria Cristina Anzola and John Heimann for their generous gift and Debora
Maché for her incredible spirit and continued collaboration.
|The second program included Foreman’s premiere Dances for Seven, with “jewel-toned” costumes by Christina Giannini from silk fabrics generously donated by Nadya. Long time collaborator, acclaimed concert pianist Brian Zeger accompanied the series of short dances to music by Georges Ivanovich Gurdjieff and Thomas de Hartmann. Foreman’s creative process for this new work was the subject of an educational archival project by Andrea Homer-MacDonald.|