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Selected Works
Filament 
Choreography: Gabrielle Lamb
Danced by Milwaukee Ballet
Music: J S Bach and Brad Mehldau
Premiere: May 16, 2024 / Pabst Theater
FILAMENT ANCHOR
The Choreography of CRISPR 
MIT Museum Commission (2022)
Choreography and Editing by Gabrielle Lamb

Music by James Budinich
Dancers: Pigeonwing Dance (Giovanna Gamna, Robin Cantrell, Kody Jauron, Victoria Sames)
Cinematography: Joe Raffanti
Costumes: Adrienne Perry
CRISPR ANCHOR
HemiDemiSemiQuaver  Excerpts (2023)
Choreography: Gabrielle Lamb
Performed by Golden State Ballet / Raul Salamanca, Artistic Director
Music: J. S. Bach, played by Xian Zhuo
Premiere: June 6, 2023 at the Irvine Barclay Theater, University of California Irvine
Costumes: Renee Schaeffer
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Ammonite  Excerpts
New York Choreographic Institute (2023)
Spring Session at The School of American Ballet
Choreography: Gabrielle Lamb
Music: Hannah Ishizaki
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Rising  Excerpts (2022)
Excerpts from a development workshop of  "Rising," in collaboration with the Neave Trio (violin, cello, piano).  "Rising" will eventually be developed into an evening-length work and features a commissioned score by composer Robert Sirota. 
Dancers: Giovanna Gamna, Vivake Khamsingsavath, Gabrielle Lamb, Victoria Sames, Amy Saunder
Musicians: Anna Williams, Eri Nakamura, Mikhail Veselev
Cinematography: Joe Raffanti
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Etude no. 16 (2021)
"Etude no. 16" is work-in-progress begun during a DanceLab NY residency in June 2021.  Aaron Diehl's jazz-inflected reimagining of a Philip Glass piano etude inspired my own efforts to expand the classical vocabulary en pointe.  

Music: Aaron Diehl
Dancers: Randy Castillo, Zimmi Coker, Erica Lall, Michael McBride
Cinematography: Amy Saunder
Viriditas (2021)
Viriditas depicts the changed pace of life during quarantine. Two dancers live and move on botanical time, aligning themselves with the rhythms of day and night and the changing of the seasons. It is danced by real-life roommates Amy Saunder and Tiffany Mangulabnan; and the idea for the film came from Amy’s return to NYC after the first months of lockdown. Coming home to an apartment full of green, she discovered that Tiffany had become a “plant person” during her absence. (June 2021)
Music: Hildegard von Bingen
Cinematography/Coloring: Joe Raffanti
Costumes: Christine Darch
Plexus: a work in knots (2020)
Premiered by Pigeonwing Dance in February 2020 at Gerald W Lynch Theater in NYC. 
Plexus is a complex ecosystem of interdependent bodies, a mysterious network of fluctuating loyalties built upon an unsteady balance of power -- set to a commissioned electroacoustic score from composer James Budinich.
Photo by Charles Roussel
Photo by Charles Roussel
Photo by Thomas Wilson
Photo by Thomas Wilson
Photo by Thomas Wilson

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Production photos by Thomas Wilson / Promotional photos by Charles Roussel
Onrush (2018)
Premiered by Marymount Manhattan Dance Company in February 2018.  Onrush (22 dancers) is inspired by the movement of crowds through the streets and subways of NYC>
Joinery (2018)
Premiered by Whim W'him at Seattle's Cornish Playhouse in January 2018.  Joinery (7 dancers) is inspired by ideas of rupture, repair, and resilience.

Although the wind 

blows terribly here,

The moonlight also leaks

between the roof planks 

of this ruined house.  

           ---Izumi Shikubu

Photo by Bamberg Fine Art
Photo by Bamberg Fine Art
Photo by Bamberg Fine Art
Photo by Bamberg Fine Art
Photo by Bamberg Fine Art
Photo by Bamberg Fine Art
Photo by Bamberg Fine Art
Photo by Bamberg Fine Art
Photo by Bamberg Fine Art
Photo by Bamberg Fine Art

PHOTOS

Can't Sleep But Lightly (2018)
Premiered by Dark Circles Contemporary Dance at Dallas's Watertower Theater in March 2018.  Can't Sleep But Lightly (7 dancers) was a collaboration with composer/percussionist Brandon Carson, who plays all the instruments in the recording.  The piece was inspired by words and phrases from Lydia Davis' short story A Natural Disaster.  
Photo by Sharen Bradford
Photo by Sharen Bradford
Photo by Sharen Bradford
Photo by Sharen Bradford
Photo by Sharen Bradford
Photo by Sharen Bradford
Photo by Sharen Bradford

PHOTOS

Orange (2017)
Premiered by BalletCollective at NYU's Skirball Center in October 2017.  Orange  was performed by five New York City Ballet dancers to a commissioned piano quintet by composer Caleb Burhans, "New York's mohawked Mozart" (Time Out New York).  Caleb’s music was performed live by The Knights, an innovative young chamber orchestra praised by the NYTimes as “spirited and vital”. 

Ballet Collective’s unique process also asks the choreographer and composer to work jointly from a piece of source art, specially commissioned for the occasion.  Our source artist, Trevor Paglen, is the recipient of a 2017 MacArthur Genius Grant and recently produced a fascinating body of work on machine vision.  Read about the process in my interview with Whitewall Magazine. 

Orange (linear classifier)
Aaron Sanz
Lauren King
Megan Lecrone
Aaron Sanz
Sean Suozzi and Lauren King

PHOTOS

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