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Phantasmagoria hit the stage like a dream. With bizarre, gaudy scenes involving everyone from a Byzantine nun to a drunken bum, master choreographer Paul Taylor’s witty and satirical trance came to life. Accompanied by music from anonymous Renaissance composers, this co-commission with the American Dance Festival celebrated Paul Taylor’s 70th birthday. 


Company: Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
Commission: Fold by Fold
Choreographer: Norbert De La Cruz III

Company: Evidence
Commission: On Earth Together (set to the music of Stevie Wonder)
Choreographer: Ronald K. Brown

Company: Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
Commission: OVER GLOW
Choreographer: Jorma Elo

Artist: Noche Flamenca’s Soledad Barrio 
Commission: Levante
Choreographer: Soledad Barrio

Company: Doug Varone & Dancers
Commission:  Beyond the Break (7 dances for ukulele) set to recorded music by ukulele phenomenon Jake Shimabukuro.
Choreographer: Doug Varone

Company: Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE PHILADANCO
Commission: For Truth
Choreographer: Ron Brown

Company: Pilobolus
Commission: Bugonia*
Choreographer: Alison Chase
*Bugonia was one of the last works Chase choreographed for the company she cofounded.

Company: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
Commission: Concerto Caprice (set to music of Vittorio Giannini)
Choreographer: Susan Shields

Company: Ballet Hispanico
Commission: Slices (A Slice of Life in Four Variations)
Choreographer: Ann Reinking

Company: Pilobolus
Commission: Monkey and the Bone Demon (set to music by Paul Sullivan)
Choreographer: Alison Chase

Company: Joffrey Ballet of Chicago
Commission: Kay’s Lift (set to music of Elton John’s “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me”)
Choreographer: Randy Duncan

Commission: An Evening of Photochoreography
James Westwater
Music: Copland’s Appalachian Spring and Fanfare for the Common Man, and Barber’s Adagio for Strings
Artists: National Symphony Orchestra

: Miami City Ballet
Commission: The Big Band: SUPERMEGATROID*
Choreographer: Jimmy Gamonet De Los Heros
*Performed more than 200 times since its Wolf Trap premiere