Choreographer: Justin Peck

Helix is a 10-minute accelerando that takes its inspiration from the “coil” or “spiral” nature that is defined by the title.   The music and the movement builds ominously over the course of the piece, proving for increasingly complex duets and manic group patterns, and ultimately culminating in a halting finish.

2014 at The Music Center 50th Anniversary Celebration with the LA Philharmonic conducted by Gustavo Dudamel

Justin Peck

Lighting Design
Brandon Stirling Baker

Costume Design
Janie Taylor

9 minutes

Helix. Composed by Esa-Pekka Salonen.  Published by Chester Music Ltd. (PRS), all rights administered by G. Schirmer, Inc. in the US.  Used by Permission.  All rights reserved.  From Salonen: Helix; Piano Concerto; Dichotomie – Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by Yefim Bronfman (2009, Deutsche Grammophon).

 Commissioned by the Music Center, Los Angeles and with Generous Support by the CDA.