Sight and Sound

Sight and Sound
Joffrey Ballet, Photo: Cheryl Mann
Music and medicine coexist in a symbiotic partnership. Because song and dance heal us, art is as necessary as medicine in the worst of times.
— Brenda J. Child, Northrop Professor of American Studies, University of Minnesota

In exclusive videos, four choreographers share their creative insights and musical inspirations that formed the foundations of their recent dance productions.

Alice Topp on Ludovico Einaudi
Aurum for Australian Ballet
US Premiere: Joyce Theater, New York City, May 2019
Music: Run, Underwood, and Choros
Watch: trailer
Josette Wiggan-Freund on Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn
Nutcracker Suite for Dorrance Dance
Premiere: Joyce Theater, New York City, December 2019
Music: Nutcracker Suite
Watch: trailer
Helen Pickett on Jeff Beal
Oasis for Smuin Ballet
Premiere: San Francisco, CA, April 2016
Music: Oasis
Watch: trailer
Garrett Smith on Peter Gregson
Reverberance for Pennsylvania Ballet
Premiere: Philadelphia, PA, November 2019
Music: Back Recomposed
Watch: trailer
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