Lascia La Spina

  • Choreographer: Sasha Janes
  • Music: Aria from Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno, HWV 46a, by George Frideric Handel
  • PBT Performance Date: September 10-13, 2020. May 2021 (PBT Digital Spotlight)

Program Notes

Sasha Janes, whom the Washington Post called a “choreographer to watch,” created this ballet in 2012 for himself and his wife and dance partner, Rebecca Janes. The pas de deux is incredibly complex, with intricate positioning and extreme, demanding lifts. This is the first Janes work to enter PBT’s repertory. Janes is resident choreographer for Charlotte Ballet, associate professor for Indiana University Jacobs School and artistic advisor and director of contemporary studies for the Chautauqua Institution in New York.