to dust.

A contemporary ballet

Presented on the Loeb Mainstage of the American Repertory Theater

Some absolutely stunning, heartstopping performances at Ivy Dance Exchange tonight. Harvard, Yale, and Brown both turned out some interesting pieces, which ranged from an unforgettably beautiful and emotionally charged piece choreographed by Harvard’s Ricky Kuperman ‘11 to a more experimental piece by Twyla Tharp, performed by dancers from Yale.

An absolute must see if you love dance – be sure to catch the Saturday show tomorrow night at 7pm. It’s showing at the Harvard Dance Center on 60 Garden St, and get there on time – Kuperman’s “to dust.” dance is on first, and it’s electric.
— Lingbo Li, Harvard's Art Beat

A contemporary ballet that tells the story of a sculptor who brings his works to life, only to be confronted by their fleeting allegiances. This work explores the degenerative arc of the creative process: when perfection has eluded the artist, and his ensuing frustration undoes that which he has created.

Choreographed by Rick Kuperman
Music by Owen Belton
October 2009

Photo by Lauren Kaye

Photo by Lauren Kaye