Ballet Co.Laboratory Presents The Four Seasons and Other String Pairings - April 2 to April 3

Join Ballet Co.Laboratory for the world premiere of Joseph Morrissey’s The Four Seasons inspired by Vivaldi’s music and the flow of Minnesota’s seasons.

Choreography by: Kinsun Chan, Joseph Morrissey, and Genevieve Waterbury

Performed by: The Company Dancers of Ballet Co.Laboratory, the Performance Ensemble of The School of Ballet Co.Laboratory, and select musicians from the Minnesota Orchestra and Minnesota Opera.

In addition to The Four Seasons, a noteworthy pairing of Kinsun Chan’s Shifts and Genevieve Waterbury’s Danse Macabre will complete this production which celebrates a dancer’s most notable collaborator, musicians.

The Four Seasons: choreographed by Joseph Morrissey

Beginning with the first blossoms of Spring, through the heat of Summer, into the twirls of Fall, and finally the swirling of Winter snow, The Four Seasons makes Vivaldi’s notes dance off of the page. Intricate footwork, unpredictable partnering, and elaborate movement patterns bring the feeling, color, and happenings of each season to life. Performed by the Company of Ballet Co.Laboratory to a live string quartet made up of the Twin Cities’ finest musicians, this work celebrates the splendor and cadence of each season.

Shifts: choreographed by Kinsun Chan 

Inspired by the shape, movement and sound of the cello, Kinsun Chan brings the music of Bach to life with 13 dancers and 1 cellist. Known for his intricate use of lighting and architecture, Kinsun explores different dimensions of this iconic music allowing the dancers and musician to move as one.

Danse Macabre: choreographed by Genevieve Waterbury

Danse Macabre is based on Saint-Saëns’ poem Dance Macabre which has become a metaphor for how chaos and order depend on each other. In this piece, dancers navigate the push and pull of daily responsibilities, discover others on similar paths, and embrace the power of unison. 

April 2-3, 2022
Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 7:30pm
Sunday, April 3, 2022 at 2:00pm
The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts

Tickets start at $28.

The Cowles Center requires audience members ages 5+ to either show proof of vaccination or proof of a negative test taken within 72 hours of performance. In addition, all audience members must wear a mask covering their nose and mouth while inside the venue.

Location Info

The Cowles Center for Dance & Performance
528 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Contact Info

Rachel Koep