Five Beautiful Photos from the 2016 Spring Dance Concert

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Photos by Paul Phillips

The world premiere of a new interpretation of Stravinsky’s The Firebird by noted choreographers Claudia Lavista and Victor Manuel Ruiz, artistic directors of Delfos Danza Contemporanea in Mazatlán, Mexico, highlighted the 2016 Spring Dance Concert at SMU’s Meadows.

The concert opened with Appalachian Spring, one of Martha Graham’s signature works, and continued with Tschaikovsky’s Pas de Deux–an eight-minute display of ballet bravura and technique set to music that Tchaikovsky belatedly created in 1877 for Act III of Swan Lake.

Photographer Paul Phillips was on hand to capture the show.

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SMU Dance's 2016 Spring Concert opened with Appalachian Spring. The Meadows Dance Ensemble will be the first to perform the original Graham choreography accompanied by a full orchestra at "Meadows at the Winspear" gala concert.
SMU Dance’s 2016 Spring Concert opened with Appalachian Spring. The Meadows Dance Ensemble will be the first to perform the original Graham choreography accompanied by a full orchestra at “Meadows at the Winspear” gala concert.

'The Firebird' performance featured the world premiere of a newly choreographed version of Igor Stravinsky’s 1910 classic The Firebird, created by noted Mexican choreographers Claudia Lavista and Victor Manuel Ruiz, artistic directors of Delfos Danza Contemporanea in Mazatlán.
‘The Firebird’ performance featured the world premiere of a newly choreographed version of Igor Stravinsky’s 1910 classic The Firebird, created by noted Mexican choreographers Claudia Lavista and Victor Manuel Ruiz, artistic directors of Delfos Danza Contemporanea in Mazatlán.
Scenes from The Firebird
Scenes from The Firebird
Scenes from The Firebird
Scenes from The Firebird
Tschaikovsky’s Pas de Deux, an eight-minute display of ballet bravura and technique set to music
Tschaikovsky’s Pas de Deux, an eight-minute display of ballet bravura and technique set to music