WORKS IN PROGRESS

New Choreography Projects in Development by Sanjay Saverimuttu

 

Ascension

Premieres at Louisville Ballet Youth Ensemble's Winter Concert, Virtual Performance distributed to ticket holders on Sunday December 6, 2020

 

Ascension  is inspired by the matriarchal societies of elephants, more specifically the peaceful transition of power when a leader passes on. Their leaders are decided based on experiences and the memories they've acquired over the years, not necessarily by seniority or brute strength. It's similar to the transitions we go through as students (and even company dancers) as older dancers prepare themselves for life after graduation (or retirement), and the younger ones are left worrying about the big shoes they have left to fill. Much like majestic elephants, Ascension, seeks to showcase the power, grace, and reverence of the dancers of the Louisville Ballet Youth Ensemble. 

 
 

Ascension

Premieres at Louisville Ballet Youth Ensemble's Winter Concert, Virtual Performance distributed to ticket holders on Sunday December 6, 2020

 

Ascension  is inspired by the matriarchal societies of elephants, more specifically the peaceful transition of power when a leader passes on. Their leaders are decided based on experiences and the memories they've acquired over the years, not necessarily by seniority or brute strength. It's similar to the transitions we go through as students (and even company dancers) as older dancers prepare themselves for life after graduation (or retirement), and the younger ones are left worrying about the big shoes they have left to fill. Much like majestic elephants, Ascension, seeks to showcase the power, grace, and reverence of the dancers of the Louisville Ballet Youth Ensemble. 

The Movement

Premieres at Louisville Ballet's ChorShow, tickets go on sale in January or through a subscription to Louisville Ballet's Season of Illumination

 

This work explores the dynamic of queer friendships, chosen family, and other non-romantic relationships developed within the LGBTQ+ community, set against the backdrop of racial protests in Louisville. In collaboration with playwrights, Allie Fireel and Cris Eli Blak,  The Movement is a dance/theatre hybrid performance, seeking to combine voice, movement, and technology in one performance space. This will be a digital performance filmed by Kertis Creative. 

The Year of "It"

Premieres as a part of Louisville Ballet's Moving Stories series in 2021

 

Set to a new story by Erica Codey-Rucker with music by Austin Norrid, this work follows a boy named Mats and his friends and family, as they discover how the arts can be an effective tool to help people work through difficult situations, follow their dreams, and make new friends. 

 

©2018 by Sanjay Saverimuttu.