Ruth Ricordi Per Due
May 4, 2004
Choreography: Gerald Arpino
Dancers: Maia Wilkins & Willy Shives
Music: Tomasso Albinnoni
Costume Design: Maria Pinto
An elegy, and the final work by Gerald Arpino.
RUTH, Ricordi Per Due was commissioned and underwritten through a generous gift from Barbara Levy Kipper, in honor of her mother, Ruth Doctoroff Levy.
With RUTH, Arpino “managed one of his most stirring ballets, one inextricable from his own late stage of life. A straightforward elegy, it features a man whose dead lover returns as a ghostly memory, splicing technique to humanism, his specialty. Simple and pure, it’s a poem of profound love and grief.”
—Sid Smith, Chicago Tribune
October 12, 1973
Choreography: Robert Joffrey
Dancers: Maia Wilkins and Willy Shives
Music : Richard Wagner
Costume Design : Willa Kim
Remembrances is a ballet about looking back. As a woman sings her recollections of past love, a woman who remembers remains at her side to watch and reach toward a danced re-enactment of the past.
"Remembrances was shaped by the death of beloveds. Contained within the work are Joffrey's impressions from childhood—of his parents and of his relationship to Mary Ann Wells and her husband, A. Forest King... and a reflection on the place of women in his life, both maternal and romantic."
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