Dancers Angelina Sansone & Geoffrey Kropp. Photographer Steve Wilson.
Dancers: Ryan Jolicoeur-Nye, Lilliana Hagerman and Dillon Malinski. Photography: Brett Pruitt & East Market Studio.

Choreography by Helen Pickett
Music by Philip Glass & Thomas Montgomery Newman
Costume Design by Nete Joseph
Original Lighting Design by Todd Elmer
Lighting recreated by Trad A Burns
Staged by Sarah Hillmer
Assistant to the Stager, Kristi Capps

I chose to focus the audience’s senses with Petal’s vibrant and immediate visual and aural beginning. Their sensorial invitation gives us the chance to feel the thrill of movement and yes, partake in the journey. The dancers effusively share their energy, focus and commitment. Their generosity is an inclusion act. Petal is a creation based on the connection between the sensory system and human relationships.

World Premiere: 2008, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, The Lensic Performing Arts Center, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Kansas City Premiere: May 6, 2016, Kansas City Ballet, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City, Missouri

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