Invisible Ballet

Year: 2003

Instrumentation: strings & diverse instruments

Duration: 33 minutes

Program Notes

The Invisible Ballet is intended to exercise the human faculty of “active imagination” – a faculty which seems to be very much diminished in our modern society where we are all almost constantly exposed to visual media. The audience awaits the dancers, but the music begins without them and they never come onto the stage. The dancers, at first, are confused, and mill about backstage and argue with the stage manager. Eventually they are resigned to the situation, and leave the theatre, some to go home, others to spend the remaining hours of the evening in other pursuits. Eventually, the evening grows late, the city becomes quiet, and all go to sleep.

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