Davis Robertson, Artistic Director of the Joffrey Ballet School Performance Company and former soloist with the Nederlands Dans Company, Helen Heineman are presenting original choreography on the 23rd and 34th of May at New York Live Arts in New York.
Founded by Robert Joffrey in 1953, the Joffrey Ballet School has been an important training ground for dancers, with classes in classical ballet and contemporary dance styles. Robertson, who studied at the Joffrey School as well as the School of American Ballet, was a dancer with the Miami City Ballet before joining the Joffrey Ballet in 1991 where he stayed until 2003. Since then he has danced with the Metropolitan Ballet Company, as well as working as a dancer on Broadway (Moving Out and Dirty Dancing) and an actor in television and film, including Robert Altman’s 2003 film on dance, The Company.
Robertson will be presenting a new contemporary ballet, Unequilibrium to music by Bela Bartok. He is also showing a ballet he created for the graduating class when Robertson was guest at the Bolshoi Academy in Moscow last year, At the Still Point of the Turning World, inspired by the poet T.S. Eliot with a score by Vivaldi .
Helen Heineman is a former soloist with Nederlands Dance Theatre who has also danced with the National Ballet of Washington , the Harkness Ballet, and Les Grands Ballets Canadians. She trained at The School of American Ballet and has choreographed for Harkness Ballet, the Boston Ballet’s Choreographers series, and the Richmond Ballet. Her work has been seen at the Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out Series, Joyce SoHo, and more.
Heineman will be presenting Configurations, with a score comprised by several musical selections, including the music of Toby Twining and Zoe Keating. Her Bluegrass Suite to Bela Fleck is also featured on the program.
New York Live Arts
23 and 24th of May 7:30 PM
219 West 19th Street