Secrets de Printemps & Creatures of Prometheus 

Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 7:00 pm

 

Shining brightly from the Harris stage, these two ballets found their first glow from that beautiful proscenium.
Come with us to the theater and enjoy the energy of the ballets again! 

 

Secrets de Printemps is an energetic ballet, bringing Maurice Ravel’s beautiful “Le Tombeau de Couperin” to life. The style and rhythmic intricacies of the score inspired a new world to be created. The work can be seen as a richly detailed fantasy novel told through movement. The first movement depicts the guardians of the realm, the second, the creatures inside, the third is a kingdom in the clouds, and the fourth movement is a festival. 

 

The Creatures of Prometheus is a wonderful story of gods and muses, the creation of culture, and the magic of fire. With a masterfully crafted score by Beethoven (his first and only ballet, written in 1801), the Greek myth of Prometheus stealing fire from Zeus and giving it to mankind unfolds. Balletic divertissements ensue, passing on the delights of music, dance, comedy, and drama. The element of fire here is not just a symbol of survival, but an igniting of passion, a crucial component of a society’s ability to progress. Prometheus as a character, and this story, are increasingly relevant today, because they bring forth the moral value of sacrificing to benefit a greater good.



 

Secrets De Printemps

Choreography by Ted Seymour

Music by Maurice Ravel, Tombeau de Couperin

Lighting Design by Margaret L. Nelson

Costume Design by Ted Seymour

World Premiere

 

1: Prelude

EMILY FUGETT - OLIVIA SMITH

 

Katherine Alvarado, Kelsey Ann Calhoun, Gabrielle Foley, Devin Johnson,

Emily Eisel, Kyra Lin, Anna Tworzyanski, Jasmine Wheeler

 

II: Forlane

DANA COONS and DAVID RILEY

 

Nina Montalbano and Ethan Mazak - Morgan Jankowski and James Heeney

 

Tiffany Cichanowicz, Grecia Reyes Delgado, Emily Eisel, Zoe Jacob, Lilly Leech,

Hayley Lampariello, Naomi Lindquist, Morgan Moose, Sydney-Rose Smith,

Ivan Aguayo, Elliott Nuñez

III: Menuet

JADE EITNER and LEE BOROWSKI

 

Eden Casimiro, Colette Gordon, Rebecca McCain, Brianna Moose,

Krista Morrell, Lucie Richard, Skylar Rutman, Asha San Juan

 

IV: Rigaudon

Full Cast

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Creatures of Prometheus

Choreography by Ted Seymour

Music by Ludwig van Beethoven

Lighting Design by Margaret L. Nelson

Motion Graphic Design by David Najarian and Laura Southard

World Premiere – May 5, 2018

 

ZACHARY GUTHIER

 

NINA MONTALBANO and ELLIOT NUNEZ

 

EMILY FUGETT

Zoey Addison, Maya Canestaro, Gabrielle Foley, Morgan Jankowski,

Devin Johnson, Tayte Joiner, Journie Kalous

 

Alexander Allen, James Heeney, Russell Schmidt, Andrew Zuwala