A New Place (2017)
Music by Tom Hormel. Film by Darshan Singh Bhuller. Costumes by Jennifer O’Donnell.
Commissioned by the Martha Graham Dance Company – The Adrienne Arscht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami, the Broward Center, fort Lauderdale, and Martha Graham Studio Theater, New York.
“Hormel’s eclectic, richly-orchestrated score draws on many moods, and it prompted Ms. Mécène to explore – in dance – the experiences of newcomers to New York City. Entitled A New Place, the dancework meditates on the feelings of a young woman new to The City who is finding her way in the fast-paced life, dealing with loneliness, and warily seeking a sense of community. The ballet abounds in lifts and nicely-styled partnering”. Oberon for Oberon’s Grove
Video: Duncan Pettigrew – Samgrew video
Photo: Melissa Sherwood