BALAM will premiere Carlos Fittante's new choreography Icarus, a Baroque fusion solo inspired by Louis Pecour's masterpiece. BALAM guest artist Andrew Trego will perform the new piece with music by Elias Guzman and set by Elisa Decker.
Fittante, a Baroque dance specialist, will perform Chaconne de Phaeton by Pecour to music by Jean-Baptiste Lully and set by John Woodrow Kelley. The chaconne is a Baroque dance and music form notated in 1701. The dance tells the story of Phaeton, a mythic character that attempted to fly the Olympic god Apollo's sun chariot across the sky.
Elias Guzman's original music evokes the magical ratios of antiquity, as well as primal drumming from Mezzo-America. The solo features three-foot Balinese wings used to portray a spirit of transcendence.