Events for the 2020-2021 Season

InStudio events are stripped down, intimate performances giving a first look at our upcoming shows. There are no costumes or barriers between dancers and traditionally when an audience is at an InStudio performance, seating is only feet away from the action! During these “different times” we are offering two InStudio events to highlight our upcoming spring NEW WORKS performance – virtually!

See below for information about these upcoming InStudio events which will be streamed live and free. However, we will gratefully accept donations when you register online. As always, we thank you for your support. Enjoy!

Please visit our performances page – where you can find our current season of performances.

RCB’s Spring 2021 InStudio Events:

An insider view of rehearsals for the upcoming virtual performance – “New Works”

Performance dates: April 24th at 7:00 PM and April 25th at 2:00 PM – click here for info

This InStudio will feature a look at Katarzyna Skarpetowska’s new work TERMINUS after two weeks of her residency with RCB, and includes sneak peeks at the other two pieces on the NEW WORKS program that will premiere in April. The classical Sylvia Pas de Deux – staged by RCB Artistic Director Robert Gardner, and a new contemporary work choreographed by company dancer Wyatt Pendleton, entitled Systems : Start.


Get a view into the studio as RCB rehearses a new ballet with renowned choreographer, Katarzyna Skarpetowska

Rochester City Ballet is taking its InStudio performances online, allowing a unique opportunity to see the dancers in an early rehearsal of a new ballet, which is sponsored by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Choregorapher, Katarzyna Skarpetowska is in Rochester for two weeks creating and staging a virtual production of her new work, titled Terminus. Set to music by David Wohl, a composer known for fusing electronic sounds with acoustic instruments, this piece responds to changes in human interactions necessitated and accentuated by the global pandemic. As Skarpetowska describes it,

“Terminus is a direct response to our collective and ongoing transformation into a cloud of projected images of ourselves; away from flesh, touch, contact, and into a holographic impression of our relationships, our life, and especially our art. Interfacing with the available technologies is no longer a choice; it is our current reality, and it comes with loneliness and desolation but also with possibility. I have to believe in that possibility. Otherwise, everything stops. Game over. Terminus.”

The InStudio stream will feature RCB dancers in an early rehearsal with Skarpetowska, providing viewers a glimpse into the creative process and intense rehearsals involved in bringing a new work to life.

The Rochester City Ballet graciously acknowledges the generous contributions of the National Foundation of the Arts and the Skalny Center in support of these performances/events.

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