Milwaukee Ballet to Present Kathryn Posin's SCHEHERAZADE
The Milwaukee Ballet will present a revival of Kathryn Posin's Scheherazade during the company's 2016-17 season. Performances will take place on October 20, 21, 22 and 23, 2016 at the Marcus Center;s Uihlein Hall in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The Milwaukee Ballet presented the world premiere of Ms. Posin's Scheherazade in 2003. It has also been danced by the Nevada Ballet Theatre, the Louisville Ballet, the Sacramento Ballet, and the Sofia National Ballet (of Bulgaria).
KATHRYN POSIN studied composition with Louis Horst, Anna Sokolow, Merce Cunningham and Hanya Holm. She is a graduate of Bennington College and holds a Master of Arts in interdisciplinary multi-cultural dance from New York University. In 1975 she received her first choreography commission, Waves, which she choreographed for the American Dance Festival.
Ms. Posin has choreographed works for Ballet West, Netherlands Dance Theater 1 and 2, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the Feld Ballets/USA, the Ohio Ballet, The Kansas City Ballet, the Sacramento Ballet, the Cincinnati Ballet, the Hartford Ballet, BalletMet, the Repertory Dance Theater of Utah, Extemporary Dance Company of London, Ballet Pacifica, and the Milwaukee Ballet. She has also developed new works at the Joffrey Ballet School, the Alvin Ailey School, and the Milwaukee Ballet School. She was the first international choreographer to stage a work for Cloud Gate Dance Theater, the national company of Taiwan.
In 1990 she choreographed Of Rage And Remembrance, set to John Corigliano's Symphony No. 1, for the Milwaukee Ballet. It was voted "Premiere of the Year in Music and Dance" by the Milwaukee Journal. She is a recipient of ADF's Doris Humphrey Fellowship. The Milwaukee Ballet, Ballet Met, the Hartford Ballet, the Cincinnati Ballet, and Kansas City Ballet have performed her Stepping Stones, which is set to a commissioned score by Joan Tower which was underwritten by awards from Meet the Composer. Ms. Posin also received a second award from Meet the Composer to underwrite music from the Brazilian percussionist Nana Vasconcelos for a work for the Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble. Galena Summit, to the music of Steve Reich, was voted Choreography of the Year by the Boston Globe. Her work Four World Songs won first place in the Sarasota Ballet's 1996 Choreographic Competition.
Ms. Posin was also a recipient of a 1995-96 National Endowment on the Arts Choreography Fellowship.
During the 1996-97 season Ms. Posin restaged her comedy hit, Bach's Lunch, for the Milwaukee Ballet. This work was developed during the summer of 1995 for the Milwaukee Ballet School and was the first work in the School's 20-year history taken immediately into the Milwaukee Ballet's repertory. Ms. Posin also created Poem Without A Hero for the Cincinnati Ballet. In 1999 Ms. Posin re-staged Stepping Stones and created a new work, Crossroads, for the Hartford Ballet.