Thick White Sheets

  • Choreographer: Cooper Verona
  • Music: Various - see Program Notes for complete listing
  • Costumes: Kaylee Flowers
  • Lighting: Andrew Hunt
  • 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 Cooper Verona

Music Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld: In the Vespers Hildur Guðnadóttir: Elevation Colin Stetson: Spindrift Jenny Hval: Conceptual Romance


Thick White Sheets sheds light on the role of circumstance in our lives. Verona’s organic, natural movement style — based in energy rather than position and form — animates the human search for control despite an essential powerlessness. Past works for PBT include Walking With, brood and Gravitational Embrace. Verona has also created By the Sky and Spring for PBT School and Very Instinctual for Point Park University.