Infusion

  • Choreographer: Yoshiaki Nakano
  • Music: Various - see Program Notes for a complete listing
  • Costumes: Jacqueline Wadowsky
  • Lighting: Andrew Hunt
  • World Premiere: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, August Wilson Center - March 16, 2018
  • PBT Performance Date: March 16, 18, 24(2), 2018

Program Notes

Part of a mixed rep program titled “New Works’, which consisted of seven new ballets created by and for the PBT dancers.  Complete program notes for this ballet follow.

INFUSION

Friday, March 16 at 8 p.m., Sunday, March 18 at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 24 at 2 p.m., and Saturday, March 24 at 8 p.m.

Also performed at Hartwood Acres, August 19, 2018

Choreography Yoshiaki Nakano

Music Felix Mendelssohn Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 11: III. Scherzo

Franz Shubert Die schöne Müllerin, Op. 25, D. 795

 

Described as “lively and detailed,” Nakano’s classical-leaning choreographic style is based in a keenly observed understanding of the strengths of his fellow dancers. With Infusion he plumbs his own expressive powers with the goal of creating a physical version of the music for the stage. Nakano’s recent works include A Fellow Feeling, a 2016 work for PBT, and The Symphony, created in 2017 for PBT School.