Two more performances of AVALON. Last night was, I think, the best so far. The women are double cast. Tonight is the “Red” cast and we finish off with the “Blue” cast in tomorrow’s matinee. It still amazes me when I look at the dates on the two program excerpts. The concerts are happening in November of 2016 and the work had its premiere in the Ted Shawn Theater at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in August of 1985.
This is a closing night gift from the cast of AVALON. There were 12 dancers in the cast. There are 12 chocolate bars, each with a different colored collar (reflecting the costumes) and tucked inside is a note from each dancer. I will miss this when I retire.