• Choreographer: Julia Erickson
  • Music: Various - see Program Notes for a complete listing
  • World Premiere: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, August Wilson Center - March 17, 2018
  • PBT Performance Date: March 17, 23, 25, 2018

Program Notes

Part of a mixed rep program titled “New Works’, which consisted of seven new ballets created by and for the PBT dancers.  Complete program notes for this ballet follow.


Saturday, March 17 at 8 p.m., Friday, March 23 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, March 25 at 2 p.m.

Choreography Julia Erickson

Music Exploding: Jim James Sh-Boom: The Chords Interlune: L’Impératrice Le Départ  – Version Acoustique: L’Impératrice Hot Dreams: Timber Timbre Possibility (2nd Movement): The Roots Finality (4th Movement): The Roots The Way I Feel Inside: The Zombies Black is the Color of My True Love’s Hair: Nina Simone Redford (For Yia-Yia and Pappou): Sufjan Stevens Kids: Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein Red Gold Yesterday: LUCHS Now it’s Over. Now I’m Awake.: LUCHS Anna: Will Butler

Inspired by the poetry of Nayyirah Waheed

Through a series of vignettes unified by a poignant strand of poetry, Erickson explores the human need for interconnectedness and self expression in a world of increasing fragmentation, detachment and distraction. Pedestrian movements and patterns and a quirky, contemporary movement style create a dreamlike version of reality, which challenges us to grasp moments of calm to seek our own wild, weird, imperfect truth. Erickson also created Demon Hostess for PBT in 2017.