List of Works

 

Armitage Choreography 1978 - Present

list of works

 

2013

A Dancer's Dream
Premiere: June 27, 2013. Avery Fisher Hall. New York.
Company: Sara Means, Amar Ramasar with the New York Philharmonic
Music: Stravinsky
Lighting Design: Clifton Taylor

Mechanics of the Dance Machine
Premiere: January 31, 2013. New York Live Arts. New York.
Company: Armitage Gone! Dance
Music: Gabriel Prokofiev, Craig Leon
Costumes: Deanna Berg
Lighting Design: Clifton Taylor

Marie Antoinette (Version 2)
Premiere: October 2012.Yale Repertory Theater. New Haven. Ct. 
Aurthor: David Adjmi
Director: Rebecca Taichman

Marie Antoinette (Version 1)
Premiere: September 2012.ART Harvard. Cambridge, MA
Aurthor: David Adjmi
Director: Rebecca Taichman

2012

Amaluna
Premiere: April 19, 2012. Cirque du Soleil Tent. Montreal Canada.
Company: Cirque du Soleil 
Director: Diane Paulus

2011

Un-Easy
Premiere: July 15, 2011. SummerStage. New York.
Company: Armitage Gone! Dance
Music: Vijay Iyer

Gaga-Gaku
Premiere: April 26, 2011. The Joyce Theater. New York.
Company: Armitage Gone! Dance 
Music: Lois V Vierk
Costumes: Issey Miyake
Lighting Design: Clifton Taylor

Random Thoughts
Premiere: February 10, 2011. Alvin Ailey American Dance Center Theater. New York.
Dancer: Courtney Henry
Music: Burkina Electric
Costumes: Peter Speliopoulos.

Dancing Exquisite Corpse
Premiere: February 3, 2011. Capitale. New York.
Company: Armitage Gone! Dance 
Music:  Rhys Chatham, Gyögry Ligeti, David Linton, Marco Messina, The Sex Pistols, Pytor Illyich Tchaikovsky, Lois V. Vierk. Text byTennessee Williams
Costumes: Alba Clemente, Deanna Berg MacLean, Issey Miyake, Peter Speliopoulos.
A site specific work for three stages.

 

Fractus
Premiere: January 20, 2011. Orange County Center for the Performing Arts. Costa Mesa, California. 
Company: The Bolshoi Ballet
Music:  Rhys Chatham
Costumes: Igor Chapurin
Moscow Premiere:  Jan. 27, 2011. The Bolshoi Theater.

2010

Three Theories

Three Theories, 2010

Premiere: April 6, 2010. Krannert Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign, Illinois.
Company: Armitage Gone! Dance
Music:  John Luther Adams, Rhys Chatham, Sangeeta Shakar
Costumes:  Deanna Berg MacLean
Lighting: Clifton Taylor
Three Theories has been created with commissioning support from the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign and the Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College.

 
 Brahms on Edge
Brahms on Edge, 2010 Premiere: April 14, 2010. The Harmon Center. Washington, D.C. 
Company: The Washington Ballet
Music:  Johannes Brahms
Lighting: Michael Mazzola


2009

Itutu

Itutu, 2009 Premiere: November 4, 2009 Brooklyn Academy of Music. New York.
Company: Armitage Gone! Dance
Music: Burkina Electric and band member Lukas Ligeti
Set and fabric design: Philip Taaffe
Costumes: Peter Speliopoulos
Lighting: Clifton Taylor
Commissioned by BAM 2009 Next Wave Festival.


The Blue Rider
Premiere: September 25, 2009 The Miller Theatre. New York.
Director: Sarah Rothenberg
Company: Armitage Gone! Dance
Music: Arnold Schonberg String Quartet No. 2 performed live by Brentano String Quartet
Lighting and Set Design: Marcus Doshi
Projection Design: Sven Ortel
Susan Naruki: Mezzosoprano

It’s Gonna Get Loud
Premiere: September 24, 2009 The Rose Wagner Theater. Salt Lake City, Utah.
Company: The Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company
Music: Rhys Chatham Guitar Trio


Made in Naples

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Premiere: June 24, 2009 Teatro San Ferdinando. Naples, Italy

Company: Armitage Gone! Dance

Music: various

Set: Karen Kilimnik

Costumes: Alba Clemente

Made in Naples was created for Napoli Teatro Festival Italia, the work was produced by Napoli Teatro Festival Italia in co-production with Armitage Gone! Dance.

 Summer of Love

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Premiere: May 21, 2009 Teatro Bellini. Catania, Italy

Company: Armitage Gone! Dance

Music: Burkina Electric and Lukas Ligeti

Costumes: Peter Speliopoulos

Lighting: Clifton Taylor

Lead commissioning & World Premiere l'E.A.R. Teatro Massimo Vincenzo Bellini di Catania, Italia. World Premiere Teatro Bellini with additional commissioning from Lincoln Center Out of Doors.

Arctic Song

Arctic Song, 2009

Premiere: May 7, 2009 The Lyric Theater, Kansas City, Mo

Company: Kansas City Ballet

Music: Einojuhani Rautavaara, Cantus Articus

Costumes: Jennifer Carroll and Lily Walker

Lighting: Kirk Bookman

 
Drastic-Classicism (1981, revised 2009)

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Premiere: March 4, 2009 The Kitchen, New York City

Company: Armitage Gone! Dance

Original Score: Rhys Chatham

Costumes: Peter Speliopoulos and Karen Young

Lighting: Clifton Taylor

The Watteau Duets (1985, revised 2009)

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Premiere: March 4, 2009 The Kitchen, New York City

Company: Armitage Gone! Dance

Original Score : David Linton, The Simpleton’s Guide to the World’s Greatest Music

Costumes: Charles Atlas and Peter Speliopoulos

Lighting: Clifton Taylor

 Wild Thing (revival)

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Premiere: March 4, 2009 The Kitchen, New York City

Company: Armitage Gone! Dance

Music: Jimi Hendrix

Set: Jeff Koons

Costumes: David Salle

Lighting: Clifton Taylor

Mashup

Mashup

Premiere: March 4, 2009 The Kitchen, New York City

Company: Armitage Gone! Dance

Original Score:Daniel Iglesia

Costumes:Peter Speliopoulos

Lighting: Clifton Taylor

 Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical

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On Broadway
Premiere: March 31, 2009 Al Hirschfeld Theater, New York City

New York Shakespeare Festival
Book and Lyrics: Gerome Ragni & James Rado
Music: Galt MacDermot
Director: Diane Paulus
Choreography: Karole Armitage


2008

Between the Clock and the Bed

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Premiere: Nov 1, 2008 Stadttheater Bern, Switzerland

Company: Ballet of the Stadttheater Bern

Music: Leos Janacek, Suita

Set and Costumes: Julia Hanson

Lighting: Jon Clark

 Summer of Love (open air preview)

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Premiere: August 8, 2008 Damrosch Park, New York City

Company: Armitage Gone! Dance

Music: Burkina Electric and Lukas Ligeti

Costumes: Peter Speliopoulos

 Ariadne Unhinged

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Premiere: May 7, 2008 Abrons Art Center

Company: Armitage Gone! Dance

Music: Monteverdi, Lamento d’Arianna

Haydn, Arianna a Naxos

Schoenberg, Pierrot Lunaire

Direction & Choreography: Karole Armitage

Set: Vera Lutter

Props: Donald Baechler

Costumes: Peter Speliopoulos

Lighting: Clifton Taylor

Soprano: Emily Langford Johnson

Produced by Gotham Chamber Opera

Passing Strange

Premiere: February 28, 2008 Belasco Theater New York

Books and lyrics: STEW

Music: Stew & Heidi Rodenwald

Dirrected by and Created in Collaboration with Annie Dorsen

Choreography: Karole Armitage

Connoisseurs of Chaos

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Premiere: January 22, 2008 Joyce Theater New York City

Company: Armitage Gone! Dance

Music: Morton Feldman - Patterns in a Chromatic Field (1981)

Set: David Salle

Costumes: Peter Speliopoulos

Lighting: Clifton Taylor


2007

Passing Strange

Berkeley Repertory Theater

Premiere: October 19, 2007 Berkeley California

Books and lyrics: Stew

Music: Stew & Heidi Rodenwald

Dirrected by and Created in Collaboration with Annie Dorsen

Choreography: Karole Armitage

Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical

The 40th Anniversary Concert Performance
Premiere: September 22, 2007 The Delacorte Theater Central Park New York City
Book and Lyrics by Gerome Ragni & James Rado
Music by Galt MacDermot
Directed by Diane Paulus
Choreography by Karole Armitage
Produced by The Public Theater

 

Gran Partita

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Premiere May 26, 2007 Sadler’s Wells Theater London

Company: Rambert Dance Company

Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart “Gran Partita”

Design: Jean Marc Puissant

Lighting Design: Giuseppe di Lorio

Conductor: Paul Hoskins


Passing Strange

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Premiere: May 14, 2007 The Public Theater New York

Books and Lyrics: Stew

Music: Steve and Heidi Rodewald

Directed and created in collaboration with Annie Dorsen

Scenic Design: David Korins

Costume Design: Elizabeth Hope Clancy

Lighting Design: Kevin Adams

Sound Design: Tony Smolenski IV

Movement Coordinator: Karole Armitage

Musical Director: Heidi Rodewald

Musical Supervisor: Jon Spurney

                                  

Gathering his thoughts

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Premiere: May 1, 2007 Washington, DC

Company: Washington Ballet

Music: Hamlet soliloquy performed by Richard Burton with music by Daniel Iglesia

         

 

 

Ligeti Essays (2005, expanded 07)

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Premiere: February 6,2007 Joyce Theater New York City 
Company: Armitage Gone! Dance
Music: György Ligeti

Sippal, dobbal, nádihegedüvel – With pipes drums and fiddles (2000);
Harom Weöres-dal – Three Melodies by Weöres (1946-1947); 
Négy lakodalmi Tánc – Wedding Songs (1950)
Der Sommer – Summer lyrics by Hölderlin (1989) 
Négy lakodalmi Tánc – Wedding Songs (1950)
Hamburg Concerto (1989-99, revised 2003) 
Musica ricercata (1953) 
Set Design: David Salle and Clifton Taylor
Costume Design: Peter Speliopoulos
Lighting Design: Clifton Taylor                                     

2006

Gamelan Gardens

Gamelan_Gardens

 

Premiere: December 1, 2006.

New York City Center, New York, New York.

Company: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Music: Lou Harrison "Double Concerto for Violin, Cello, with Javanese Gamelan"

Set: David Salle and Clifton Taylor

Costumes: Peter Spelioupoulos

Lighting: Clifton Taylor                                

Scenes from A Country Bunny

July 2006

Music: Richard Robbins

Story: Maya Angelou

Choreography: Karole Armitage

Visual Brainstorming

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Premiere: March 26th, 2006.

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York.

Company: Armitage Gone! Dance.

Music: Gérard Pesson.

Costumes: Peter Spelioupoulos.

Produced by: Works and Process / Mary Sharp Cronson

                       

 

Cantus Articus (Workshop)
Premiere: March 30, 2006 NYU Tisch School of the Arts, New York City
Company: NYU Students: Second Avenue Dance Company
Music: Einojuhani Rautavaara, “Cantus Articus, Concerto for Birds and Orchestra”
Lighting Design: Dans Sheehan
Costume Design: Amanda Buja


2005

In this dream that dogs me

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Premiere: November 30, 2005.

The Duke on 42nd Street Theater New York, New York.
Company: Armitage Gone! Dance.
Music: Annie Gosfield.
Set: David Salle.
Costumes: Peter Speliopoulos.                  

 Ligeti Essays (Songs) 

Premiere: March 31, 2005 Centre Malraux Vandoeuvres, France
Company: Ballet de Lorraine
Music: Gyorgy Ligeti
Set: David Salle and Clifton Taylor
Costumes: Peter Speliopoulos
Lighting: Clifton Taylor

The White Countess

The White Countess (2006)

Merchant Ivory Productions. Feature film directed by James Ivory.                    

2004

Pigmalion

pigmalion (2004)  Company: Opera House Nancy France and Ballet de Lorraine.
Music: Jean-Philippe Rameau.
Direction and Choreography: Karole Armitage. 
Set: David Salle. 
Costumes: Peter Speliopoulos.
Dramaturge: Stefano Paba.
Location: Opera de Nancy et de Lorraine, France.
Dates of Performance: Dec. 17- Dec. 31, 2004.
Touring: Theatre de Chatelet Paris, June 12-15, 2005.         


10 Poems

Company: ABCDance Company.
Premiere: May 27, 2004. St. Polten, Austria.
Music: Gyorgy Ligeti.
Costumes: Peter Speliopoulos.

The Double Life of Zefirino
Countertenor: Anthony Roth Costanzo.
Company: Armitage Gone! Dance.
Premiere: May 5, 2004. Princeton, New Jersey.
Music: Handel, Gluck, Pergolesi, Vivaldi.
Costumes: James Ivory.
Set: Andrea Branzi.
Lighting: Aaron Copp.

Time is the echo of an axe within wood

Time is the echo of an axe within a wood (2004) Company: Armitage Gone! Dance. 
Premiere: March 2, 2004. New York, New York.
Music: Bela Bartok, Gavin Bryars, Annie Gosfield and Roger Klier, Charles Ives. 
Costumes: Peter Speliopoulos.
Set: David Salle.
Lighting: Clifton Taylor.

 

2003


Living Toys

73_Living_Toys Company: Rambert Dance Company.
Premiere: May 29, 2003. Glasgow, Scotland. 
Music: Thomas Adès. 
Costumes: Peter Speliopoulos.
Lighting: Clifton Taylor.                        


Orfeo ed Euridice 

Orfeo ed Euridice (2003) Company: San Carlo Opera. 
Music: Christoph Willibald Gluck.
Direction and Choreography: Karole Armitage.
Set: Brice Marden.
Costumes: Peter Speliopoulos.
Dramaturge: Stefano Paba.
Lighting: Roberto Venturi.
Premiere: Oct. 29, 2003. San Carlo Opera house. Naples, Italy                                    


2002

Broken Glass
Company: Florence Dance Company.
Premiere: Dec. 5, 2002. Teatro Goldoni. Florence, Itay.
Music: Salvatore Sciarrino, Thomas Adès, Philip Glass.
Costumes: Peter Speliopoulos.

Bluebeard's Castle
Opera in 1 Act: Co-production Opéra de Nancy and Ballet de Lorraine.
Premiere: Oct. 18, 2002. Théatre de l'Opéra. Nancy, France.
Music: Bela Bartok.
Costumes: Peter Speliopoulos.
Set: Andrea Branzi.
Lighting: Roberto Venturi.
Dramaturge: Stefano Paba.
Bluebeard: Czaba Arizier.
Judith: Natasha Petrinsky.

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szzzz Company: Ballet de Lorraine.
Premiere: Oct. 18, 2002. Théatre de l'Opéra. Nancy, France. 
Music: Bela Bartok Sonata for 2 Pianos and Percussion.
Costumes: Peter Speliopoulos.
Set: Andrea Branzi.
Lighting: Roberto Venturi.

Pinokkio

Pinokkio (2002)

 

Company: Introdans. 
Premiere: September 13, 2002. Schouwburg Orpheus Apeldoorn, Holland. 
Music: Pino Minafra.
Costumes: Jean Paul Gaultier.
Set: Andrea Branzi.
Lighting: Roberto Venturi

         


Sonata da Caccia

Sonata_da_Caccia Company: Ballet de Lorraine; Revised for Florence Dance Company Dec. 2002. 
Premiere: June 2002. Mexico. 
Music: Thomas Adès.
Costumes: Peter Speliopoulos.             


Melodien

Melodien (2002) Company: Ballet de Lorraine.
Premiere: May 22, 2002. Théatre de l'Opéra. Nancy, France. 
Music: Gyorgi Ligeti. 
Costumes: Peter Speliopoulos.
Lighting: Clifton Taylor.      

 

2001


Rave

Rave (2001) Company: Ballet de Lorraine. Nancy, France. 
Premiere: November 28, 2001. Théatre de l'Opéra. Nancy, France. 
Music: David Shea.
Costumes: Peter Speliopoulos.
Lighting: Clifton Taylor.       

 

Power Surge

PowerSurge Company: Universtiy of Kansas Dance Department.
Premiere: November 2001 The Leid Center.        

Drastic Remix

Drastic Remix (2001) Company: Ballet de Lorraine. Nancy, France. 
Premiere: June 14, 2000. Théatre de l'Opéra. Nancy, France. 
Music: David Shea after original music by Rhys Chatham.
Costumes: Peter Speliopoulos.
Lighting: Roberto Venturi.          

Technaria

 

Rave 1 (2001)

 

Company: Armitage Gone! Dance.
Premiere: January 23, 2001. Joyce Theater New York City.
Music: David Shea.
Tours: France, Italy.
Costumes: Peter Speliopoulos.
Lighting: Burke Wilmore.                      

 

 

2000


Schrodingers Cat

Schrodinger's Cat (2000)

Company: Ballet de Lorraine. Nancy, France. 
Premiere: November 7, 2000. Théatre de l'Opéra. Nancy, France. 
Tours: France, Italy, New York.
Music: Gerard Hourbette with Art Zoyd.
Costumes: Peter Speliopoulos.
Lighting: Thibault Leblanc.

                     


Concerto Conciso
Company: Ballet National de Cuba.
Premiere: Oct. 21, 2000. Teatro Garcia Lorca. Havana.
Music: Thomas Adès.

Tango Mortale

Tango Mortale (2000) Premiere: June 24, 2000. Teatro Antico. Taormina, Sicily.
Tours: Italy, Greece, New York.
Music: Thomas Adès.
Costumes: Arjun Bhasin.      



Yo, Giacomo Casanova

Yo, Giacomo Casanova (2000) Company: Armitage Gone! Dance.
Premiere: June 24, 2000. Teatro Antico. Taormina, Sicily. 
Tours: Italy and Greece.
Music: Thomas Adès, Yorgos Couroupos, Alfred Schnittke, David Shea, Giovanni Sollima, John Zorn.
Singer: Anthony Roth Costanzo.
Costumes: Arjun Bhasin and Peter Speliopoulos.
Set: Andrea Branzi.
Lighting: AJ Weisbard.  


The Birds

 

The Birds (2000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Company: Greek National Opera Ballet.
Premiere: July 26, 2000. Irodion Theater , The Acropolis, Athens, Greece.
Music: Manos Hadjidakis.
Costumes: Peter Speliopoulos.

      

 

The Golden Bowl

The Golden Bowl (2000) Merchant Ivory Productions. Feature film directed by James Ivory.  



1999

The Last Lap

The last lap (1999)

Company: White Oak Project.
Premiere: August 10, 1999 The New Victory Theater, New York City.
Music: Dmitri Shostakovich excerpt from the Piano Quintet. 
Costumes: David Salle.
Lighting: David Finn.

   

 

Life Story

LIFE STORY (1999) Company: Wendy Whelen and Albert Evans of New York City Ballet for “Stars of New York.”
Premiere: August 7, 1999 Royal Frestival Hall, London, England. 
Music: Thomas Adès.
Libretto: Tennesse Williams from In The Winter of Cities.
Costumes: David Salle.
Lighting: Perry Silvey.


Up At the Villa
Feature film directed by Phillip Haas.


1998

Pinocchio

Pinocchio (1998) Company: MaggioDanza di Firenze. 
Premiere: June 11, 1998 Teatro della Pergola Florence, Italy.
Music: Giancarlo Schiaffini.
Set: Andrea Branzi.
Costumes: Jean Paul Gaultier.
Lighting: Roberto Venturi.     

 

Nadaswaram

Nadaswaram (1998)

Company: MaggioDanza di Firenze. 
Premiere: March 13, 1998. Bastia, Corsica France.
Music: "Samagan Lole" for Nadaswaram performed by Dr. Namagiripettai Krishnan. (Carnatic Classical Music from Southern India).

            

 

Wild Ballerina
1 Hour Feature documentary on Karole Armitage.
Directed by Mark Kidel.
Produced by Serge Lalou Les Films d'Ici, Reiner Moritz Productions.

Mirror's Edge

Mirror's Edge (1998)

Company: Ballet de Monte Carlo. 
Premiere: December 20, 1998. Opera de Monte Carlo. 
Music: Michael Galasso.
Costumes: Alpana Bawa.
Lighting: Dominique Bruguière.

      


1997

Weather of Reality

Weather of Reality (1997) Company: MaggioDanza di Firenze. 
Premiere: February 11, 1997 Teatro Comunale Florence, Italy.
Music: DJ Ski.
Costumes: Pilar Limosner.
Lighting: Mark McCullough.     

 

Tersicore

Tersicore (1997) Company: MaggioDanza di Firenze. 
Premiere: May 11, 1997 Teatro della Pergola Florence, Italy.
Music: George Frederick Handel. 
Sets and Costumes: James Ivory.
Lighting: Roberto Venturi and Dominique Bruguière.
Director of Baroque Orchestra: David Bahanovich.
Soprano: Sophie Daneman.
Bass: Roberto Scaltriti.   




Apollo e Dafne

Apollo e Dafne (1997)

Company: MaggioDanza di Firenze. Florence, Italy. 
Premiere: May 11, 1997 Teatro della Pergola Florence, Italy.
Music: George Frederick Handel. 
Sets and Costumes: James Ivory.
Lighting: Roberto Venturi Dominique Bruguière.
Director of Baroque Orchestra: David Bahanovich.
Soprano: Sophie Daneman.
Bass: Roberto Scaltriti.

1996

The Predators' Ball

The Predators' Ball (1996) Company: MaggioDanza di Firenze and Guest Actors, Rappers Voguers. 
Premiere: June 11, 1996. Teatro della Pergola, Florence, Italy.
Text: Joe Sutton and John Gould Rubin.
Music: Jason Robert Brown, David Shea, DJ Ski.
Costumes: Hugo Boss, Pilar Limosner, Debra Moises Co.
Design: David Salle, Jeff Koons.
Motion Animation Video: Erica Beckman.
Lighting: Pat Dignan.    




The Predators' Ball/ Hucksters of the Soul
Company: MaggioDanza di Firenze and Guest Actors, Rappers Voguers.
Premiere: Oct. 11, 1996. Brooklyn Academy of Music: New York, N.Y.
Text: John Gould Rubin.
Music: Phillip Johnston, David Shea, DJ Ski.
Costumes: Hugo Boss, Pilar Limosner, Debra Moises Co.
Design: David Salle
Motion Animation Video: Erica Beckman
Lighting: Pat Dignan.


1995


Scheherazade

Scheherazade (1995) Company: Maggio Danza di Firenze. 
Premiere: Oct. 1995 Teatro Comunale. Florence, Italy. 
Music: David Shea and Rimsky-Korsakov.
Set: Philip Taaffe.
Costumes: Pilar Limosner.
Lighting: Pat Dignan.

1994

Hovering at the Edge of Chaos
Company: Oregon Ballet Theater.
Premiere: May 13, 1994. Portland, Oregon.
Music: Noh Traditional, Australian House, Rai by Khaled, Brazilian Rap, 808 State, John Zorn, Japanese pop

Tattoo and Tutu
Company: Ballet of Bayerische Statsoper Munich., Germany.
Premiere: May 17, 1994. Statsoper. Munich, Germany.
Music: Shocklee Brothers.
Costumes: Pilar Limosner.
Lighting: Pat Dignan.

The Dog Is Us
Company: Ballet of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Germany and 6 standard poodles.
Premiere June 11, 1994. Deutsche Oper. Berlin, Germany.
Music: Carl Stalling, David Shea, Shocklee Brothers.
Set: David Salle.
Costumes: Pilar Limosner.
Lighting : Pat Dignan.

 

The Return of Rasputin
Choreography for a musical in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Search and Destroy
Feature film directed by David Salle.


1993

Hucksters of the Soul 

Hucksters of the Soul (1993) Company: Armitage Gone! Dance. 
Premiere June, 1993. Maison de la Culture, Bobigny. Paris, France. Tours: France, Germany, Italy.
Music: David Shea. 
Costumes: Pilar Limosner. 
Set: Karole Armitage.
Lighting: Pat Dignan.        

 

I Had A Dream

I Had A Dream (1993) Company: Ballet de Monte Carlo; an homage to Balanchine.
Premiere: December 25, 1993 Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Tours: Italy, France, Tunisia.
Music: Denis Gaultier, Marin Marais, Couperin, de Visée; Stravinsky, Ives, Nick Cave.
Costumes: Pilar Limosner.
Lighting: Pat Dignan.

 

1992


Segunda Piel

Segunda Piel (1992) Company: Ballet de Monte Carlo. 
Premiere: April, 1992. Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Tours: Italy, Austria, USA.
Music: David Shea. 
Costumes: Alfredo Viloria.     

 

In the Closet

In the closet(1992)


Video clip for Michael Jackson. 
Directed by Herb Ritts.

Happy Birthday Rossini

Company: MaggioDanza di Firenze. Florence, Italy.
Premiere: May, 1992. Teatro della Pergola, Florence, Italy.
Tours: Italy.
Music: Rossini and David Shea.
Set: Mina Albergo.
Costumes: Karole Armitage and Alfredo Viloria.
Lighting: Pat Dignan.

Hall of Mirrors
Half-hour feature film written, choreographed and directed by KA.


1991

Vogue

vogue (1991)
Video clip for Madonna. 
Directed by David Fincher.     


Blonde Ambition
Group: Madonna.
Several numbers for World Tour.

World Tour
Group: The Dyvinals.

Chain of Desire
Feature film starring Linda Fiorintino.
Directed by Temi Lopez.

The Marmot Quickstep

The Marmot Quickstep (1991) Company: Armitage Gone! Dance (aka Armitage Ballet).
Premiere: July,1991 Center For the Arts. Crested Butte, Colorado. 
Tours: USA.
Music: David Shea. 
Costumes: Karole Armitage. 
Lighting: Pat Dignan.   



Renegade Dance Wave
Company: Armitage Gone! Dance (aka Armitage Ballet).
Premiere: July, 1991. Center for the Arts. Crested Butte, Colorado.
Tours: USA and Japan.
Music: Renegade Sound Wave, 808 State.
Costumes: Karole Armitage.
Lighting: Pat Dignan.

Overboard

Overboard (1991) Company: Charleois Danse. 
Premiere: December, 1991. Charleois, Belgium.
Music: David Shea. 
Lighting: Pat Dignan.          

1990

Forty Guns
Company: Armitage Gone! Dance (aka Armitage Ballet).
Premiere: August 8, 1990. Center for the Arts. Crested Butte, Colorado.
Tours: USA.
Music: traditional American.
Costumes: Karole Armitage.
Lighting: Pat Dignan.

Dancing Zappa

Dancing Zappa (1990)

Company: Lyon Opera Ballet. 
Premiere: Lyon, France.
Music: Frank Zappa. 
Costumes: Karole Armitage.

           

Jack and Betty
Company: Les Nomades.
Premiere: Lausanne, Switzerland.
Tours: France, Italy, Spain, etc.
Music: John Zorn.
Costumes: Karole Armitage.

Love School
Video clip for the Dyvinals.

World Tour
Milli Vanilli.


Various Video Clips
Kuffs
Feature film starring Christian Slater.
Directed by Bruce Evans.


1989

Contempt

Contempt (1989) Company: Armitage Gone! Dance (aka Armitage Ballet)
Premiere: April 11, 1989. La Quartz. Brest, France. 
Tours: USA, France, Spain, Italy.
Music: Thelonius Monk, Chet Baker, Charles Mingus, Shostakovich, Bach, John Zorn, Kurt Weil arranged by Gil Evans, text by Bret Easton Ellis recited by Thersea Russell. 
Film: David Salle. 
Sets: Jeff Koons and David Salle. (Pig constructed by Anne Slavit)
Costumes: David Salle. 
Lighting: Ken Tabachnick.         


Without You, I'm Nothing
Feature film starring Sandra Bernhard.
Directed by John Boskovich.


1988

Duck Dances

Duck Dances (1988)  Company: Armitage Gone! Dance (aka Armitage Ballet)
Premiere: April 30, 1988. Angers, France. 
Performed: USA, France, Germany, Japan.
Music: Jeffrey Lohn. 
Costumes: David Salle. 
Lighting: Debra Dumas.        

Kammerdisco
Company: Armitage Gone! Dance (aka Armitage Ballet)
Premiere: April 10, 1988. Sao Paolo, Brazil.
Performed: France, Germany, Brazil, Portugal.
Music: Jeffrey Lohn.
Costumes: David Salle.
Lighting: Debra Dumas.

GoGo Ballerina

Gogo Ballerina (1988) Company: Armitage Gone! Dance (aka Armitage Ballet).
Premiere: November 13, 1988. The World. New York, New York. 
Performed: France, Italy, Spain, Portugal.
Music: Jimi Hendrix. 
Sets: Jeff Koons. 
Costumes: David Salle.             



1987

The Tarnished Angels

The Tarnished Angels (1987) Commissioned by Rudolf Nureyev. 
Company: Ballet de l'Opera de Paris; Armitage Ballet. 
Premiere with Ballet de l'Opéra de Paris: May 29, 1987. Théâtre de l'Opéra de Paris, France. 
Premiere with Armitage Ballet: September 10, 1987. Doolittle Theater Los Angeles, California. 
Tours: USA, France, Germany, Japan, Spain, Brazil, Italy, Belgium.
Music: Charles Mingus. 
Sets: David Salle. 
Costumes: Christian Lacroix.
Lighting: Ken Tabachnick.       

 

Les Stances a Sophie

 Les Stances a Sophie  (1987)  Company: Armitage Gone! Dance (aka Armitage Ballet).
Premiere: Joyce Theater. New York, New York.
Music: Art Ensemble of Chicago. 
Set: Carroll Dunham. 
Costumes: Pilar Limosner.       


1986

The Elizabethan Phrasing of the Late Albert Ayler

The Elizabethan Phrasing of the Late Albert Ayler (1986)

 

Company: Armitage Gone! Dance (aka Armitage Ballet).
Premiere: September 25, 1986. Eindhoven, Holland. 
Tours: USA, France, Japan, Spain, Germany, Holland, Italy, Belgium, Brazil, Portugal.
Music: Lord Buckley, Webern, Japanese traditional, Stravinsky, Ayler. 
Sets and Costumes: David Salle. 
Lighting: Ken Tabachnick.

        

 

1985

The Watteau Duets

The Watteau Duets (1985) Company: Armitage Gone! Dance (Joseph Lennon and Karole Armitage). 
Premiere: March, 1985. Maison de la Culture. Grenoble, France. 
Tours: USA, England, France, Belgium, Spain, Germany, Austria, Holland, Japan.
Music: David Linton. 
Costumes and Lighting: Charles Atlas.           

 

The Mollino Room

The Mollino Room (1985)

Commissioned by Mikhail Baryshnikov.
Company: American Ballet Theatre. 
Premiere: Kennedy Center. Washington, D.C. 
Tours: USA.
Music: Paul Hindemith and comedy routine by Nicholas and May. 
Set and Costumes: David Salle. 
Lighting: Jennifer Tipton.

                   

 


The South Bank Show

The South Bank Show (TV Documentary) (1985)


(An arts program featuring the choreography of Karole Armitage )
Company: Armitage Gone! Dance.
Director: David Hinton.
Producer: London Weekend Television.

            

 

1984

Tasmanian Devil

Tasmanian Devil (1984) Company: Tasmanian Dance Company. 
Premiere: Tasmania. 
Tours: Australia.         


GV-10

GV-10 (1984) Company: Ballet Théâtre de l'Opéra de Paris.
Premiere: Théâtre de l'Opéra Comique. Paris, France. 
Tours: Festival d'Avignon, Greece.
Music: Stockhausen. 
Costumes and Lighting: Charles Atlas.        


Ex-Romance (a dance made for television)
Company: Armitage Gone! Dance.
Director: Charles Atlas.
Music: Jeffrey Lohn.
Costumes: Charles Atlas.


1983

The Last Gone Dance
Company: Armitage Gone! Dance. (Michael Clark and Karole Armitage)
Premiere: Theatre de la Ville. Paris, France.
Tours: France, USA.
Music: David Linton.
Costumes and Lighting: Charles Atlas.

Paradise
(Version #2)
Company: Armitage Gone! Dance.
Premiere: Bordeaux, France.
Tours: France, USA.
Music: Jeffrey Lohn.
Costumes and Lighting: Charles Atlas.

1982


A Real Gone Dance

A real gone dance (1983)      

 

Company: Armitage Gone! Dance. (Donald Byrd and Karole Armitage) 
Premiere: La Mama Theater. New York, New York.
Music: Jeffrey Lohn.             

 

The Nutcracker (co-choreographed with Rosella Hightower)
Company: Ballet de l'Opéra de Paris.
Premiere: Théâtre de l'Opéra de Paris. Paris, France.

Parafango (a dance made for television)
Company: Armitage Gone! Dance.
Director: Charles Atlas.
Music: David Linton.
Costumes: Charles Atlas.

Slaughter on MacDougal Street

Slaughter on MacDougal Street (1983)  

Company: Group de Recherche de l'Opera de Paris.
Premiere: Chateauvallon, France. 
Tours: France.
Music: Rhys Chatham. 
Costumes, Set, and Lighting: Charles Atlas.

          

Paradise (Version #1)
Company: Armitage Gone! Dance.
Premiere: Ukrainian Ballroom. New York, New York.


1981

Drastic-Classicism

Drastic-Classicism (1981) Company: Armitage Gone! Dance. 
Premiere: Dance Theater Workshop, New York, New York.
Tours: France, England, Austria, Holland, USA, Spain, Italy, Switzerland.
Music: Rhys Chatham. 
Costumes and Lighting: Charles Atlas.     


It Happened At Club Bombay Cinema

It Happened at Club Bombay Cinema (1981)
Company: Extemporary Dance Company London, England. 
Premiere: London, England. 
Tours: England.
Music: various, including Indian movie music.      

1980

Vertige

Vertige (1980)      

Company: Armitage Gone! Dance. 
Premiere: NYC Club. 
Tours: France, England, Holland, Austria, Italy, Germany, USA, Switzerland. 
Music: Rhys Chatham. 
Costumes and Lighting: Charles Atlas.

          

1979

Do We Could

DO WE COULD (1979) Company: Armitage Gone! Dance. 
Premiere: The Kitchen. New York, New York. 
Performed: Chateauvallon, France. 
Music: none 
Costumes: Charles Atlas.              

 

1978

Ne

Ne (1978) Company: Armitage Gone! Dance. 
Premiere: St. Francis Xavier High School gym. New York, New York.
Music: The THE. 
Costumes and Set: Christian Marclay.       




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