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Agnes Martin, Loving Love 2000
Danced to Pärt’s solemn Spiegel im Spiegelby a couple dressed in simple attire on a sparse stage, After the Rain’s pas de deux is a lovingly tender work full of heartfelt emotions.
See the Pas De Deux here
Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain premiered in 2005 at NYCB’s annual New Combinations Evening, which honors the anniversary of George Balanchine’s birth with world premiere ballets. A ballet in two parts, the first section is set to Arvo Pärt’s Tabula Rasa, and features three couples. For the second section, only one couple returns, and performs a haunting pas de deux set to Pärt’s Spiegel im Spiegel. Originally performed by Wendy Whelan and Jock Soto, this was the last ballet Wheeldon created for Soto, before Soto retired from dancing in June of 2005. Here at the Vail International Dance Festival on 8.1.11 at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail, Colorado is Wendy Whalen and Craig Hall.
I do not love you as if you were salt-rose, or topaz,
or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off.
I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
in secret, between the shadow and the soul.
I love you as the plant that never blooms
but carries in itself the light of hidden flowers;
thanks to your love a certain solid fragrance,
risen from the earth, lives darkly in my body.
I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where.
I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride;
so I love you because I know no other way
than this: where I does not exist, nor you,
so close that your hand on my chest is my hand,
so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep.