NEW MOVES

Pushing the boundaries of ballet through the creation and presentation of original works

 

Each Spring, BBT’s Youth Division comes together to present a program filled with classical and contemporary new works that collectively express the organization’s artistic vision. Engaging local and national choreographers to develop new work in collaboration with the students of BBT, New Moves supports the training of the Youth Division dancers by offering them the chance to push their technical and artistic limits while being a part of the creative process with emerging and renowned artists.

In 2018, BBT’s New Moves program featured three original short works created in collaboration with the Berkeley Symphony. Connecting three West Coast choreographers (Laura O’Malley, San Francisco; Keon Saghari, Los Angeles; and Vanessa Thiessen, Portland) and three Composer Fellows under the guidance of Anna Clyne and New Music USA's Music Alive program, BBT’s Youth Company worked with the creative artists to develop original works that were performed on BBT’s New Moves program and at Berkeley Arts Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) live with members of the Symphony. The 2018 New Moves program also featured Rhapsody, an original work for the entire Youth Division choreographed by Artistic Director Robert Dekkers, as well as reprises of Sally Streets’ Chopin for Two and Dani Rowe’s O.

BBT’s 2019 New Moves program will feature an encore presentation of Rhapsody as well as new works by Sally Streets, Raymond Ejiofor, and more. Stay tuned for updates on the 2019 program and consider making a tax-deductible donation in support of the organization’s commitment to commissioning original works for the BBT dancers and community.

2019 New Moves

Friday, May 24, 2019 @ 7:30pm

Saturday, May 25, 2019 @ 2pm + 7:30pm

Regents’ Theater, Holy Names University, Oakland CA

 
  BBT Youth Company dancers  in Laura O'Malley's  Inscape,  photo by Natalia Perez

BBT Youth Company dancers in Laura O'Malley's Inscape, photo by Natalia Perez

  BBT Youth Company dancers  in Sally Streets'  Chopin for Two,  photo by Natalia Perez

BBT Youth Company dancers in Sally Streets' Chopin for Two, photo by Natalia Perez

  BBT Youth Company dancers  in Dani Rowe's  O,  photo by Natalia Perez

BBT Youth Company dancers in Dani Rowe's O, photo by Natalia Perez