|Morphoses/the Wheeldon Company
| Open: 10/17/07 Close: 10/21/07
NYC, Revised, October 8, 2007 – Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon's new dance company, Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company, will make its New York debut October 17 – 21, 2007 at New York City Center, where it has become guest Resident Company. The season will include two American premieres and two New York premieres choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, as well as New York premieres by several of today's cutting-edge international choreographers, including William Forsythe, Liv Lorent, Michael Clarke and Edwaard Liang.
The company will perform to live music each evening, including performances with full orchestra comprised of members of the Orchestra of St. Lukes, led by Rob Fisher. Leading dancers from major U.S. and European ballet companies will be participating in this debut New York season, including Ashley Bouder, Darcey Bussell, Jonathan Cope, Gonzalo Garcia, Nehemiah Kish, Maria Kowroski, Michael Nunn, Oxana Panchenko, William Trevitt, Wendy Whelan, Anastasia Yatsenko and others.
Christopher Wheeldon will hold a FREE to the public, open rehearsal at City Center on Friday, October 19 at 4 pm. Mr. Wheeldon plans to make pre-curtain talks,conducted by choreographers, performing artists and others, a signature event of his new dance company, Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company, to help to demystify ballet and help cultivate a new generation of dance audiences. Doors will open at 3:30pm; seating is limited and admission is on a first come first served basis.