Choreography: Jacqulyn Buglisi
In memory of photojournalist Bill Biggart - jb
Premiered: 2001 at the New Victory Theater
Music: Gabriel Fauré
Lighting Design: Clifton Taylor
Set Design: Debora Maché, Sergio Savarese
Costume Design: Jacqulyn Buglisi, A. Christina Giannini
Original Cast: Coming soon
This journey reverberates through the ages, resonating with the voices of those spirits echoing from the sacred earth that is the burial mound to those lives lost. – Jacqulyn Buglisi
Requiem was initially inspired by the Italian Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi who, forced by the oppression of her society, used her brushes to win the admiration of kings and eventually her own legal right as an independent woman. Her portrait is a reflection of the kind of suppression of freedom that still surrounds many women today. Provoked by the tragedies of 9/11/01, Requiem evolved into this work reflective of its time.
This ballet was created with the support of the New York State Council on the Arts and Altria Group, Inc. Background Photo (c) Terri Gold.
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