Adaptor 1 Peterson, Kirk
Date of First Production October 18th – 20th 2012
Title Othello
Place of First Production Calgary, Alberta
Production Company Alberta Ballet
Technical Design/Direction
Music: Jerry Goldsmith
Year Play Written 2012
Adaptor 1 Biography Kirk Peterson had a distinguished career for 17 years with American Ballet Theatre as principal dancer, choreographer, Artistic Director of ABTII, Ballet Master, Principal Character Artist and as Master Teaching Associate. Peterson was also Artistic Director of the Hartford Ballet for five years. As a choreographer, Peterson has created over 50 ballets including new versions of The Firebird and Le Sacre du Printemps. His choreography has been seen with San Francisco Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Washington Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, BalletMet, San Francisco Opera and The Royal Ballet School. He is a specialist in re-staging the full-length classical repertoire such as Giselle, Don Quixote and The Sleeping Beauty. He was nominated for the prestigeous Prix Benois de la Danse in Moscow for Othello, created for Alberta Ballet. Peterson was resident choreographer for Cincinnati Ballet for six years and he is also a repetiteur for the Antony Tudor Ballet Trust.
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Synopsis Nominated for ballet’s highest honour—The Benois de la Danse in Moscow—this epic production choreographed by Kirk Peterson (who recently choreographed the critically acclaimed Swan Lake for Alberta Ballet in the spring of 2012) builds on its namesake Shakespearean tragedy of love, jealousy, deceit, revenge and murder. With lavish sets and exotic costumes inspired by the vibrant colours of Africa, Othello pairs Peterson’s highly theatrical and athletic choreography with the music of five-time Academy Award-winning composer Jerry Goldsmith to create rich layers of intent and desire for an unforgettable evening.
Keywords Ballet
Adaptation of Othello
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