Above: New York City Ballet's Unity Phelan and Zachary Catazaro in the pas de deux from Claudia Schreier's SOLITAIRE; photo by Erin Baiano for the Vail International Dance Festival
SOLITAIRE, the newest ballet from choreographer Claudia Schreier, premiered at the Vail International Dance Festival on August 8th, 2016. The ballet was danced by Unity Phelan, Zachary Catazaro, Joseph Gordon (all of New York City Ballet) and Da'Von Doane (of Dance Theater of Harlem). The music, by Dmitri Shostakovich and Alfred Schnittke, was performed live by New York City Ballet's pianist deluxe Cameron Grant, and the Catalyst Quartet.
I'm so pleased to share this video recording by Nel Shelby Productions of this new ballet's world premiere performance: LINK
Erin Baiano photographed the premiere of SOLITAIRE, and here are some of her wonderful images:
Above: Unity Phelan, with Joseph Gordon and Da'Von Doane
Above: a pose from SOLITAIRE's first section
Above: Unity Phelan and Zachary Catazaro in the pas de deux
Above: ballerina Unity Phelan and choreographer Claudia Schreier take a bow following the premiere of SOLITAIRE, which drew a standing ovation from the Vail audience.
All production photos by Erin Baiano.