Choreography by Justin Peck
Helix was commissioned by L.A. Dance Project in 2014 and premiered at the Los Angeles Music Center’s 50th anniversary gala. Set to an alluring score by Finnish conductor/composer Esa-Pekka Salonen, the ballet employs six dancers (3 men and 3 women) in a dynamic exploration of geometry and motion. The dancers’ slate gray unitards paired with electric blue socks (designed by company dancer Janie Taylor) lift the piece out of time, place, and narrative, accentuating the cerebral quality of the choreography as the music’s rising urgency surges through fluid pas de deux and syncopated ensemble dancing to a striking finale.
Premiere: 2014 at The Music Center 50th Anniversary Celebration with the LA Philharmonic conducted by Gustavo Dudamel
Commissioned by the Music Center, Los Angeles and with Generous Support by the CDA.
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