Ballet Sun Valley is a new entity presenting two nights of ballet at the Sun Valley Pavilion on August 22 and 24, 2017. Isabella Boylston, Principal Ballerina of American Ballet Theater is the Artistic Director, and is programming two nights of extraordinary ballet with world renown dancers from ABT, NYCB, San Francisco Ballet, Dutch National Ballet, the Royal and others. The first evening will feature a variety of short segments from longer well known ballets.
The second evening will feature the world premiere of a new work called "Eclipse". Up and coming choreographer, Gemma Bond, also a dancer at ABT, is creating the work to an original score by musician Judd Greenstein. I am doing video design, which means creating animated images that will play throughout the ballet and be projected on set elements. It's very much akin to the video design work I did in "Swimmer" for SFBallet in 2015.
The title and concept for the new work reference the total solar eclipse of the sun which will happen on the night before (August 21), for which Sun Valley happens to be the best location in the entire world for viewing. It's been a ton of fun working with Isabella and others to bring this event to life, and I am thrilled to be working on another video design project for a stage ballet. Stay tuned - I'll be sending updates along the way!