New Ballet in Yale’s “Prokofiev Rediscovered”

Adam Hendrickson, photo by Joe Anderson

Tonight at 8 PM, New York City Ballet soloist Adam Hendrickson’s newest ballet will premiere at the Yale School of Music’s program Prokofiev RediscoveredThe event will be streamed live from Yale, and also performed tomorrow night, February 9th, at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall.  Tickets are available online.  Hendrickson’s ballet, commissioned by the Yale School of Music, is part of a program that will feature recently discovered Prokofiev work, all played by pianist and Prokofiev specialist Boris Berman.  The ballet is set to Prokofiev’s 1939 Music for Athletic Exercises – a piece that has never been performed in New York – and features dancers Elysia Dawn, Colby Damon, and Matthew Renko, with costumes by NYCB principal Janie Taylor.  Hendrickson’s last ballet was performed in 2008 as part of the New York City Ballet Dancers’ Choice event.  He is also one of the dancers in the forthcoming premiere of Opus Jazz: The Film.

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