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  2. How Katy Pyle, artistic director of the New York-based queer dance company Ballez, is turning traditional ideas of gender and ballet on their head.

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  3. April 29- May 8, 2016
    La Mama Moves, La Mama ETC

    Conceived, Produced and Directed by: Katy Pyle
    Choreographed by: Katy Pyle, with Jules Skloot and the Ballez Company

    Music:
    Act 1:
    “The Sleeping Beauty,” Tchaikovsky, 1890
    Conducted by Julie Desbordes
    Performed by members of the Queer Urban Orchestra
    Arranged by Nick Johnson and Bjorn Berkhout

    Act 2:
    DJ set Composition by JD Samson
    “Le Cygne” by Camille Saint-Saens, performed by Stephanie Babirak, Harp, and Bjorn Berkhout, Cello
    “Crying,” by Roy Orbison

    Cast-
    Union Organizer/Beast: Jules Skloot
    Aurora: Madison Krekel
    Lilac Faerie/Swan: Chris De Vita
    Scarlet Faerie/Swan: Charles Gowin
    Azure Faerie/Swan: Chris Braz
    Carabosse/Club Mistress: Deborah Lohse
    Weaver/Factory Worker/Bluebird: Ashley Yergens
    Weaver/Factory Worker/Bluebird: Lindsay Reuter
    Weaver/Factory Worker/The Grey Wolf: iele Paloumpis
    Weaver/Factory Worker/Little Red Riding Hood: Janet Werther
    Weaver/Factory Worker/Cinderella: Khadija Griffith
    Factory Worker/Puss-in-Boots: Mei Yamanaka
    Weaver/Factory Worker/White Cat: Kirstin Dahmer
    Weaver/Factory Worker/Firebird: Erica Ricketts
    Weaver/Factory Worker/Lesbian Princess: Eliana Dell'Anna
    Dying Swans: Ahmaud Culver, Hans Rasch, Michael DiPietro, Helen Fourness, Tanya Marquardt, Salvatore Cataldo, Jordan Morley, Stephen Plante, and Max Steele

    Design and Production Team
    Dramaturgs: Clarinda Mac Low & Sam Greenleaf Miller
    Lighting Designer: Chloe Brown
    Costume Designer: Karen Boyer
    Production Management: Brendan Regimbal
    Stage Manager: Alex Symes
    Production Consultants: Aaron Rosenblum & Caleb Hammons
    Fiber Arts Props from Downtown Yarns
    Protest Signs: designed by Jennifer Camper, assembled by Sam Greenleaf Miller
    Musicians
    1st violin: Nick Johnson and Nicolas Mirabile
    2nd violin: Alva Bostick and Stephanie Stattel
    Viola: Marvin Li
    Cello: Bjorn Berkhout
    Bass: Adrienne Lloyd
    Flute/Piccolo: Craig Devereaux
    Oboe/English Horn: Amy Yamashiro
    Clarinet: Travis Fraser
    Bassoon: Barbara Ann Schmutzler
    French Horn: Peter DelGrosso and Kim Spagnola
    Trumpet: George Gehring
    Trombone: Jason Svatek

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  4. April 29- May 8, 2016
    La Mama Moves, La Mama ETC

    Conceived, Produced and Directed by: Katy Pyle
    Choreographed by: Katy Pyle, with Jules Skloot and the Ballez Company

    Music:
    Act 1:
    “The Sleeping Beauty,” Tchaikovsky, 1890
    Conducted by Julie Desbordes
    Performed by members of the Queer Urban Orchestra
    Arranged by Nick Johnson and Bjorn Berkhout

    Act 2:
    DJ set Composition by JD Samson
    “Le Cygne” by Camille Saint-Saens, performed by Stephanie Babirak, Harp, and Bjorn Berkhout, Cello
    “Crying,” by Roy Orbison

    Cast-
    Union Organizer/Beast: Jules Skloot
    Aurora: Madison Krekel
    Lilac Faerie/Swan: Chris De Vita
    Scarlet Faerie/Swan: Charles Gowin
    Azure Faerie/Swan: Chris Braz
    Carabosse/Club Mistress: Deborah Lohse
    Weaver/Factory Worker/Bluebird: Ashley Yergens
    Weaver/Factory Worker/Bluebird: Lindsay Reuter
    Weaver/Factory Worker/The Grey Wolf: iele Paloumpis
    Weaver/Factory Worker/Little Red Riding Hood: Janet Werther
    Weaver/Factory Worker/Cinderella: Khadija Griffith
    Factory Worker/Puss-in-Boots: Mei Yamanaka
    Weaver/Factory Worker/White Cat: Kirstin Dahmer
    Weaver/Factory Worker/Firebird: Erica Ricketts
    Weaver/Factory Worker/Lesbian Princess: Eliana Dell'Anna
    Dying Swans: Ahmaud Culver, Hans Rasch, Michael DiPietro, Helen Fourness, Tanya Marquardt, Salvatore Cataldo, Jordan Morley, Stephen Plante, and Max Steele

    Design and Production Team
    Dramaturgs: Clarinda Mac Low & Sam Greenleaf Miller
    Lighting Designer: Chloe Brown
    Costume Designer: Karen Boyer
    Production Management: Brendan Regimbal
    Stage Manager: Alex Symes
    Production Consultants: Aaron Rosenblum & Caleb Hammons
    Fiber Arts Props from Downtown Yarns
    Protest Signs: designed by Jennifer Camper, assembled by Sam Greenleaf Miller
    Musicians
    1st violin: Nick Johnson and Nicolas Mirabile
    2nd violin: Alva Bostick and Stephanie Stattel
    Viola: Marvin Li
    Cello: Bjorn Berkhout
    Bass: Adrienne Lloyd
    Flute/Piccolo: Craig Devereaux
    Oboe/English Horn: Amy Yamashiro
    Clarinet: Travis Fraser
    Bassoon: Barbara Ann Schmutzler
    French Horn: Peter DelGrosso and Kim Spagnola
    Trumpet: George Gehring
    Trombone: Jason Svatek

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  5. Interview piece with rehearsal footage
    created by Katie Levingston for Salon.com

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The Ballez is inserting the herstory, lineage and bodies of lesbian, queer and transgender people into the ballet canon through the creation of grandly scaled queered story ballets.

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