Imagining 'Glass Pieces'
Imagery that conjures up the feel and spirit of Jerome Robbins' 'Glass Pieces' (at SF Ballet Mar 21-Apr 1 2012), which pairs frenetic ensemble dance with music by the minimalist composer Philip Glass.
'The Orange Harvest' by Alberto Pla Y Rubio (1867 - 1937). 'Glass Pieces'’s third movement is dominated by folk motifs which choreographer Robbins characterized as resembling the harvest. “He would say things like, ‘Gather the apples and oranges.’ The women should look like they’re gathering and harvesting, ”says SFB Ballet Master Betsy Erickson.