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Lyra by Post:Ballet + The Living Earth Show

A concert dance, contemporary classical music, technologically-driven visual design, culinary art, and fashion performance experience featuring choreographer Vanessa Thiessen, director Robert Dekkers, and acclaimed composer Samuel Adams, Lyra uses the story of Orpheus and Eurydice from classical mythology as a jumping point for an introspective exploration of the modern day human condition.

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Lyra Workshops scheduled for Summer 2019

Posted on May 13, 2019 by Samuel Adams

Post:Ballet, The Living Earth Show, and composer Samuel Adams are about to embark on two summer workshops to develop new material for their upcoming production, Lyra. Each workshop will conclude with an intimate public performance, followed by a Q&A with the artists. 

Details about the two workshops and performances below:

BAMPFA performance, July 17
Post:Workshop, August 2

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New material to be premiered April 28, 2019 in San Francisco

Posted on March 26, 2019 by Samuel Adams

The Living Earth Show and dancers from Post:Ballet will premiere new material of this co-production on April 28, 2019 as part of The Living Earth Show’s annual fundraising gala, Living Earth Day. The new material will continue to be workshopped in the summer of 2019 in San Francisco, with more public performances and colloquia. 

EPiC Sneak Peek

Posted on January 22, 2019 by The Living Earth Show

A concert dance, contemporary classical music, technologically-driven visual design, culinary art, and fashion performance experience featuring choreographer Vanessa Thiessen, director Robert Dekkers, and acclaimed Bay Area composer Samuel Adams, EPiC uses the story of Orpheus and Eurydice from classical mythology as a jumping point for an introspective exploration of the modern day human condition.

Together with The Living Earth Show, Post: and the collaborating artists are creating an immersive program that will premiere in summer 2020.

The artistic partners worked in the summer of 2018 to create the first body of material, and Post:Ballet soloists worked closely with Thiessen and Adams in November 2018 to build solo phrases. 

The rest of the creative material for EPiC will be built throughout 2019- catch work-in-progress showings at our Post:Workshop Sharing (August 2, 2019 @ Dance Mission Theater), Sneak Peek (Summer 2019), and P:B Jam (Fall 2019).

 

Overview

Post:Ballet’s newest evening-length co-production with The Living Earth Show

A concert dance, contemporary classical music, technologically-driven visual design, culinary art, and fashion performance experience featuring choreographer Vanessa Thiessen, director Robert Dekkers, and acclaimed Bay Area composer Samuel Adams, Lyra uses the story of Orpheus and Eurydice from classical mythology as a jumping point for an introspective exploration of the modern day human condition.

Together with The Living Earth Show, Post: and the collaborating artists are creating an immersive program that will premiere in summer 2020. The creative material for Lyra will be built throughout 2019- catch work-in-progress showings at our Post:Workshop Sharing (August 2, 2019 @ Dance Mission Theater), Sneak Peek (Summer 2019), and P:B Jam (Fall 2019).

Click below to watch excerpts from Post:Ballet’s 2016 co-production with The Living Earth Show, Do Be, and stay tuned for more updates and events leading up to our Lyra premiere.

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Post:Ballet and The Living Earth Show co-present “Do Be”
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Post:Ballet and The Living Earth Show co-present ‘Do Be,’ an 80-minute new music and modern ballet work in two acts
August 4-6, 2016
Z Space – San Francisco
Original scores by Anna Meredith, Jonathan Pfeffer, Nicole Lizée, Jacob Cooper, and Chris Cerrone
Music performed by Travis Andrews and Andy Meyerson (The Living Earth Show)
Choreography by Robert Dekkers with significant collaboration from the dance artists
Costume/scenic design by Christian Squires
Lighting design by Jim French
Video by Loren Robertson Productions

“Pitch Pause Please”
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An original collaboration between Samuel Adams and Robert Dekkers
July 16-17, 2015
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts – San Francisco
Original score by Samuel Adams
Choreography by Robert Dekkers
Post:Ballet dance artist Jessica Collado (courtesy Houston Ballet)
Percussionist Andy Meyerson (courtesy The Living Earth Show)
Lighting design by Jack Carpenter
Video by Loren Robertson Productions

“Reason does not know”
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Features: Post:Ballet

New work commissioned by Kansas City Ballet and restaged for Post:Ballet in 2015
July 16-17, 2015
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts – San Francisco
Original score by Jonathan Pfeffer
Choreography by Robert Dekkers
Post:Ballet dance artists Cora Cliburn and Ricardo Zayas
Costume design by Marlowe Bassett
Lighting design by Jack Carpenter
Videography by Loren Robertson

Start and End Dates

06/25/202006/29/2020

Location

San Francisco, California

3 updates
Last update on May 13, 2019

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San Francisco, California
Post:Ballet was founded in 2009 by Artistic Director and choreographer Robert Dekkers, named “25 to Watch” by DANCE Magazine, with a vision to experiment with eclectic artists, using dance as a medium for creative expression that takes chances, pushes boundaries, and challenges social norms.  Dekkers’ and Resident Choreographer Vanessa Thiessen’s collaborative approach to dance making gives all…

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