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The National Ballet of Canada Previews Orpheus Alive at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Orpheus Alive retells the tragic myth of Orpheus, casting the titular character as a woman; Eurydice, Orpheus’ fallen lover, as a man; and audience members as gods of the underworld who hold Orpheus’s fate in their hands. Choreographed by Robert Binet, Choreographic Associate of the National Ballet of Canada, and featuring a commissioned score by acclaimed composer Missy Mazzoli, Orpheus Alive is a story of love, loss, and an extraordinary artist facing the limits of his mortality. Company dancers and the Mivos Quartet perform excerpts, and New York City Ballet Associate Artistic Director Wendy Whelan moderates the discussion with dramaturg Rosamund Small, Binet, and Mazzoli before the ballet’s world premiere in Toronto.

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