Interlaced Motifs

  • Choreographer: Amanda Cochrane
  • Music: Claude Debussy
  • Costumes: Janet Marie Groom
  • Lighting: Andrew Hunt
  • World Premiere: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, August Wilson Center - March 16, 2018
  • PBT Performance Date: March 16, 18, 24, 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.


Friday, March 16 at 8 p.m., Sunday, March 18 at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 24 at 2 p.m., and Saturday, March 24 at 8 p.m.

Choreography Amanda Cochrane

Music Claude Debussy La Danse de Puck Arabesque No. 1 Arabesque No. 2 La Puerta del Vino Feux d’artifice Rêverie

Paintings Weg im Wald (Away in the Woods), Max Liebermann; Water Lilies XIII, Claude Monet; Garden of Flowers, Vincent Van Gogh; Water Lilies VI, Claude Monet; Leicester Square at Night, Claude Monet; Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket, James Abbott McNeill Whistler


Four individuals embark on a whimsical lark of lighthearted escapades through Impressionist artwork and music. Inspired by the implied colors and texture of the works of composer Claude Debussy, the dancers playfully meander through the paintings of Liebermann, Monet, Van Gogh and Whistler. Fleeting colors and light, shifting rhythms and harmonies and classical/neoclassical style combine to create fanciful vignettes that celebrate the humor found in daily living. This is Cochrane’s second commissioned work for PBT; she choreographed Systole on the company in 2017.