The Luckman will present the world premiere of Etudes by choreographer Raiford Rogers, set to Philip Glass Etudes 5 & 12, and Prophecies from Koyannisquatsi (a Hopi Indian word meaning life out of balance).
Etudes, a coda for Rogers’ acclaimed ballet Seeds of Rain, are constantly evolving abstract narratives. Glass described them as being about the language of music itself. Performed by pianist Hui Wu.
An encore performance of Seeds of Rain will complete the program. The ballet is set to Philip Glass’ masterwork Mad Rush with Mark Alan Hilt (organ) and Czech composer Zbynek Mateju’s Three Stones Concerto featuring pianist Helena Sucharova Weiser and the Hradec Kralove Philharmonic Orchestra (created specifically for this ballet collaboration).
The artwork (painting progressions) for both ballets is by painter Mike Nava.