Weighted Affair

  • Choreographer: William Moore
  • Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Costumes: Kristin McLain
  • Lighting: Andrew Hunt
  • Set Design: Curtis Scott Dunn
  • 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.

WEIGHTED AFFAIR

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.

Choreography William Moore

Music Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sonata in D major The Black Market Trust: Choti and Raise a Glass The Rosenberg Trio: songe d’automne/Ou est-tu Mon Amour Frédéric Chopin: Nocturne in G Minor Op. 37 No. 1 Pearl Django: L’Indifference Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 5 (Spring) in F major, Opus 24, Mvt. 1 Allegro (excerpt)

 

A dinner party with friends introduces a variety of human complexities and interpersonal exchanges. Moore pairs the old vinyl sound of the ballet’s score with clear, neoclassical movement to explore relationships among six women and four men — and the association between our inner emotions and exterior facades. Moore previously choreographed Four Marks for PBT’s Millennial Movement program in 2017 and has created works on PBT School’s pre-professional students.