ON THE MOVE

Athena leaping mid street

In July, City Ballet returned to the live stage with two sold-out performances of ON THE MOVE. For one night only, City Ballet reprises these two world-premiere ballets and adds a third ballet by Resident Choreographer Geoff Gonzalez at the Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center in La Jolla.

Performances

Saturday, Oct 23rd, 2021
8:00pm

Program

Unbroken

A testament to the resiliency of humankind.

Just as a pane of glass shatters under stress that exceeds the limit it can withhold – many of us have broken down by the stress of this past year. These remaining pieces, created by burdens too weighty to withstand, now reconfigure with newfound potential. We are the glass, broken but stronger now, like a mosaic amalgamating piece by broken piece, creating something altogether renewed – something more beautiful than before.

Within The Hourglass Desert

A piece highlighting the finite beauty of time.

Inspired by poetry, each dancer embodies a grain of sand. Just as a singular piece of whittled down rock trickles its way through an hourglass, time can either feel expansive or cut too short. While a child looks towards the future and wishes it to move faster, an older soul looks back and yearns for it to slow down. Dancers themselves view it as a small window they have been gifted to move and create. We all share this one finite thing – time and the power we have to choose what we do with it.

Solitude

A personal meaning solo about the separation between a dancer and the stage.