The Man in Black, Eternal Idol, Jardin Aux Lilas (Lilac Garden), A Fellow Feeling
PBT dancers move through intriguing shades of emotion in this collection of works. The gravelly vocals of Johnny Cash set the tone for James Kudelka’s The Man in Black, which blends grit and grace in a stirring montage of scenes inspired by six of Cash's later hits. Passion prevails in Michael Smuin’s sensuous Eternal Idol, a tender pas de deux of sculptural lines and lithe partnering, while Antony Tudor’s poignant period drama, Jardin Aux Lilas, depicts the repressed romance of two lovers parted by a marriage of convenience. PBT Principal Yoshiaki Nakano adds a millennial voice to the mix with the premiere of his neoclassical A Fellow Feeling, a high-energy work set to Mozart's Concerto #20 in D Minor.
The Man in Black: Choreography: James Kudelka | Music: Johnny Cash
The Eternal Idol: Choreography: Michael Smuin | Music: Frederic Chopin
Jardin Aux Lilas (Lilac Garden): Choreography: Antony Tudor | Music:Ernest Chausson
A Fellow Feeling: Choreography: Yoshiaki Nakano | Music: Amadeus Mozart
- View a photo gallery from the production here.
- Explore the ballets with our Auidence Guide before (or after!) you attend the ballet.
- Listen to the audio production notes here.
- Get an inside perspective on the production:
- Memories of a Master: Terrence S. Orr on Teaching Tudor
- The Eternal Appeal of Michael Smuin
- Making Moves: PBT Principal Dancer Stages World Premiere
- Dancers on Johnny Cash: Musings on The Man in Black
ENRICH YOUR THEATER EXPERIENCE
PBT Connects Discussion Series
Free to all performance patrons
Friday, March 11, at 10:30 PM – Byham Theater
Join Artistic Director Terrence S. Orr and Principal Dancer and A Fellow Feeling choreographer Yoshiaki Nakano for a post-performance discussion.
Saturday, March 12, at 7 PM – Byham Theater
Join Artistic Director Terrence S. Orr and PBT School Director Marjorie Grundvig for a performance preview.
Talks with Terry
Sunday, March 13, at 1 PM – Byham Theater
Watch company dancers take their onstage warm-up class, and talk with Artistic Director Terrence S. Orr about the production.
Sunday, March 13, at 2 PM – Byham Theater
Sign out a headset to listen to live narration of the ballet (designed for visually impaired patrons). Headsets available at Guest Services Center with photo ID.