Spirits of the Air (2015)
Spirits of the Air, inspired by duets and choruses from Henry Purcell's final unfinished opera The Indian Queen including “Ah, how happy are we" and “We the spirits of the air," consists of short dances portraying four aerial spirits who have come to intervene in the affairs of humankind. The work, with costumes by Andrew Jordan, uses matieral that was created as an étude in preparation for a collaboration with director Peter Sellars on a production of The Indian Queen co-commissioned by the Perm Opera & Ballet Theater and the Teatro Real in Madrid. The work premièred at the 92nd Street Y from June 26th-28th, 2015.
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Christiana Axelsen, Kyle Gerry, John Hoobyar, & Caitlin Scranton