List of Works

 

Armitage Choreography 1978 - Present

2023

Time/Times - IAmADancer Films
Short feature filmed on location in Colorado and New Mexico
Dancers: Karole Armitage and Jock Soto
Filmed February and March 2021
Music: Johann Sebastian Bach; Arvo Pärt
Script: Karole Armitage
Narrator: Alba Clemente
Costumes: Karole Armitage
Camera, Editor: Karole Armitage                                                                                                                                                                                 

Rewriting Beethoven - IAmADancer Films                                                                                Dancers: Sierra French and Cristian Laverde-Koenig
Music: Michael Gordon
Costumes: Karole Armitage, David Salle
Camera and Gimbal: Alonso Guzman                                                                                            Editor: Karole Armitage

Head to Heel - IAmADancer Films                                                                                              Inspired by Jack Hartnell’s 2020 book, Medieval Bodies: Life and Death in the Middle Ages, that unravels the body piece by piece: the head, senses, skin, bones, heart, blood, hands, stomach, genitals and, finally, the feet.                                                                      Dancers: Sierra French and Cristian Laverde-Koenig
Costumes: Eleen Halvorsen                                                                                                            Body Parts: Dapper Cadaver                                                                                                        Lighting: Tsubasa Kamei
Costumes: Karole Armitage                                                                                                                                                                     

Louis - IAmADancer Films                                                                                                            Inspired by Roberto Rossellini's film, "La prise de pourvoir par Louis XIV (The Taking of Power by Louis XIV)"                                                                                                                                          Louis: Cristian Laverde-Koenig                                                                                                              Le Courtisan: Alonso Guzman                                                                                                                La Bonne: Sierra French
Music: Thomas Adés, David T. Little, Jean-Baptiste Lully
Shoes: Valeria Orani
Lighting: Tsubasa Kamei   
Camera/Editor: Karole Armitage

KillerIAmADancer Films 
Dancers: Sierra French, Isaac Kerr, Kali Marie Oliver, Cristian Laverde-Koenig, Rebecca Walsh
Music: David Lang
Costumes: Alba Clemente
Camera/Editor: Karole Armitage

Shoot: February - April, 2022 - What's Cooking aka The Art of Fringe Cooking -  IAmADancer Films                                                                                                                                                     A full-length feature film combining a musical with a cooking show and documentary narratiion to portray a Dance Family of immigrants.                                                                                                    Actor/Cooks: Flavia Caroppo, Valeria Orani, Veridiana Patacchini                                                Dancers: Leonides. D. Arpon, William Isaac, Cristian Laverde- Koenig, Kali Marie Oliver, Emily Wagner, Mei-hua Wang
Original Score: Matt Mottel                                                                                                            Music: Public Image, The Spinners - Dip and Fall Back
Script: Karole Armitage
Lighting: Takkai Ando
Costume Manager: Aaron Copp
Camera: Karole Armitage, Cuong Huy Nguyen                                                                        Production Managers: Sierra French, Kara Walsh                                                                         Grips: Joshua Eguia, Isaac Kerr 

2022

A Pandemic Notebook 
An evening length performance surveying work created in 'bubble residencies' during the pandemic mixing live and screen dance.                                                                                                      Dancers: Sierra French, Alonzo Guzman, Isaac Kerr, Kali Marie Oliver, Cristian Laverde-Koenig, Kara Walsh

2021

6 Ft. Apart
Company: Armitage Gone! Dance
Premiere: May 20, 2021 streamed from New York Live Arts
Sound Design and Engineer: Agnes Fury Cameron
Lighting Design: Clifton Taylor
Camera: Karole Armitage

Louis
Inspired by Roberto Rossellini’s film, La Prise de Pouvoir par Louis XIV
Company: Armitage Gone! Dance
Music: Jean-Baptiste Lully, Thomas Adés, David T. Little
Costumes: Karole Armitage                                                                                                              Shoes: Valeria Orani
Lighting Design: Clifton Taylor

From Head to Heel
Inspired by Medieval Bodies: Live, Death and Art in the Middle Ages by Jack Hartnell
Company: Armitage Gone! Dance
Costumes: Eleen Halvorsen
Lighting Design: Clifton Taylor

2020 

Beautiful Monster
Dance for the Screen inspired by Luchino Visconti’s film, La Strega Bruciata Viva
Company: Armitage Gone! Dance
Filmed February 2020
Music: Michael Gordon
Costumes: Karole Armitage after Piero Tosi
Camera: Karole Armitage

Marc Jacobs Fall/Winter 2020 Fashion Show
Company: Karole Armitage, 57 dancers, 80+ models and a few celebrities
Theater: Park Avenue Armory
Premiere: February 12, 2020
Music: Steve Mackey with pianist Anton Batagov

list of works2019

 

You Took A Part of Me
Company: Armitage Gone! Dance
Theater: Japan Society
Premiere: April 12, 2019
Original Commissioned Music: Reiko Yamada
Musician: Yuki Isami
Costumes: Peter Speliopoulos
Chromoskin Makeup Design: Cindy Kao
Inflatable Origami Design: Jifei Ou
Lighting Design: Clifton Taylor
Featuring: Megumi Eda

2018

Art of the In-Between
Company: Armitage Gone! Dance
Theater: National Sawdust
Premiere: October 20, 2018
Dia des los Muertos
Music: DNA, Theoretical Girls, Wyclef Jean, Fats Waller
Original Commissioned Music: Terry Dame
Costume Design: Jon Can Coskunses, Simone Duff, Peter Speliopoulos
Lighting Design: Clifton Taylor
Donkey Jaw Bone:
Music: traditional Nahuatl
Musicians: Peter Basil Bagdanos, Juan Lucero
Costume Design: Pilar Limosner
Lighting Design: Clifton Taylor

Donkey Jaw Bone
Company: Armitage Gone! Dance
Theater: New York Live Arts
Premiere: June 12, 2018
Music: traditional Nahuatl
Musicians: Peter Basil Bagdanos, Juan Lucero
Costume Design: Pilar Limosner
Lighting Design: Clifton Taylor

2017

Walls
Company: Armitage Gone! Dance with Alba and Francesco Clemente
Theater: Belvedere di Villa Rufolo
Premiere: July 2, 2017
Music: David Lang
Costumes: Alba Clemente
Live Painting: Francesco Clemente
Recitation: Alba Clemente

Halloween Unleashed: Dancing Bones, Tasting Darkness and the Skeleton WIthin
Company: Armitage Gone! Dance
Premiere: October 27, 2017
Theater: LaMama First Floor Theater
Direction and Choreography: Karole Armitage
Music: DNA, Theoretical Girls, Wyclef Jean, David Lang, Marilyn Manson, Gioacchino Rossini, Fats Waller
Original Commissioned Music: Terry Dame
Costumes:
Mr. Bones, Skeletons, Devils, Horned Lighting, Red Shoes,
Krapo, Butch Bride, Sultry Sequin Drag Design: Peter Speliopoulos
Cat, Rabbit, Spiderman, Mask and Prop Design: Simone Duff
Owl, Bat, Cat, Witch, Deconstruct Skeleton Design: Jon Can Coskunses
Rooster Design: Alba Clemente
Tutu Design: Christian Lacroix
Installation Design: Peter Speliopoulos
Lighting Design: Clifton Taylor

2016

American Dream
Armitage curates evening of important philosophies and techniques of 20th and 21st Century American Dance
Premiere: August 6, 2016
Ravello Festival, Italy
Theater: Belvedere di Villa Rufolo
Program:
Traditional Native American Prairie Chicken Dance
   Music: Traditional Plains Indian - Blackfoot Confederacy
   Dancer: Calvin Smith
Richard Move Martha@Ravello
Technique Demonstration (2001)
   Choreography: Richard Move
   Music: Aaron Copeland (Excerpt Appalachian Spring)
   Martha Graham: Richard Move
   Dancers: Catherine Cabeen, Katherine Crockett
New York City Ballet
Excerpt from Apollo (1928)
   Choreography: George Balanchine
   Music: Igor Stravinsky
   Variation of Terpsichore
   Second Variation of Apollo
   Pas de Deux
   Dancers: Teresa Reichlen, Adrian Danchig-Waring
Alvin Ailey II
Excerpt from Revelations: Wade in the Water (1960)
   Choreography: Alvin Ailey
   Music: Traditional. Wade in the Water sequence adapted and arranged by Ella Jenkins.
   Costumes by Ves Harper
   Dancers: Gabriel Hyman, Courtney Spears, Terri Wright
Armitage Gone! Dance
Ligeti Essays (2007)
   Choreography: Karole Armitage
   Music: György Ligeti
   Costumes: Peter Speliopoulos
   Dancers: Ahmaud Culver, Megumi Eda
Richard Move Martha@Ravello
Night Journey (1946)
   Choreography: Richard Move
   Music: Bernard Hermann
   Martha Graham as the Virgin: Richard Move
   Dancers: Catherine Cabeen, Katherine Crockett
Luke Hickey with Yusaku Komori
   Creation for American Dream Festival
   Choreographed and Performed by Luke Hickey (Tap) and Yusaku Komori (Freestyle)
Dresden SemperOper
New Sleep Pas de Deux (1987)
   Choreography: William Forsythe
   Music: Thom Willems
   Dancers: Claudio Canglialosi, Courtney Richardson
Armitage Gone Dance and New York City Ballet
Excerpts from Agon (1957)
   Choreography Trio: Karole Armitage
   Costumes: Peter Speliopoulos
   Choreography Pas de Deux: George Balanchine
   Music: Igor Stravinsky
   Pas de Trois: Ahmaud Culver, Megumi Eda, Cristian Laverde Koenig, Izabela Szylinska
   Pas de Deux: Teresa Reichlen, Adrian Danchig-Waring
Accademia Nazionale di Danza di Roma
Panorama (1935)
   Choreography: Martha Graham
   Music: Norman Lloyd
   Dancers: Accademia Nazionale di Roma
Armitage Gone! Dance
   Summertime - Creation for American Dream Festival
   Choreography: Karole Armitage
   Music: George Gershwin lyrics by Dubose Heyward
   Arranged and performed by Billy Stewart
   Dancers: Ahmaud Culver, Izabela Szylinska

Agon
Company: Armitage Gone! Dance
Premiere: May 15, 2016
Theater: Royal Festival Hall, London
Revival: July 9, 2016 Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, France
Theater: Grand Théâtre de Provence
Music: Igor Stravinsky
London Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen
Costumes: Peter Speliopoulos

Bitches Brew
Company: Boston Ballet
Theater: Boston Opera House
Premiere: May 6, 2016
Music: Miles Davis
Costumes: Peter Speliopoulos
Lighting Design: Clifton Taylor

Dance Everywhen
Company: Armitage Gone! Dance with Harvard Dance Students
Premiere: February 24, 2016
Theater: Harvard Art Museums Lobby
Music: Stuart Dempster

GoGo Ballerina (Revival)
Company: Introdans
Premiere: February 12, 2016. Municipal Theater of Arnhem (Holland)
Performed throughout Holland.
Music: Jimi Hendrix.
Sets: Jeff Koons.
Costumes: David Salle and Jeff Koons.

2015

Dido and Aeneas
Premiere: July 6, 2015 The National Museum of Dance open air courtyard, Saratoga Springs New York
Company: Armitage Gone! Dance, chorus, and singers
Director/Choreograper: Karole Armitage
Costumes: Peter Speliopoulos 
Music: Henry Purcell
Dido: Jennifer Johnson Cano

On The Nature of Things
Premiere: March 25, 2015 The Milstein Hall of Ocean Life, The American Museum of Natural History 
Company: Armitage Gone! Dance and 30 guest dancers 
Original text and live narration: Dr. Paul Ehrlich
Costumes: Capezio 
Music: John Luther Adams, Philip Glass, Henryk Gorecki, Michael Gordon, Arvo Part
Lighting Design: Clifton Taylor

2014

Four Seasons- A  Spinning Planet
Premiere: November 22, 2014 New York City Center
Company: Armitage Gone! Dance with The Little Orchestra Society 
Conductor: James Jordon
Costumes and props: Doug Fitch and Peter  Speliopoulos 
Music: Antonio Vivaldi, John Adams, Samuel Barber, Jacques Offenbach, Gerhard Richter, Gioacchino Rossini, Albert Roussel, Eric Satie, Dmitri Shostakovich 
Lighting Design: Clifton Taylor

EMV (Preview)
Premiere: May 13, 2014 Brooklyn, NY
Company: Armitage Gone! Dance
Music: Tony Conrad
Lighting Design: Clifton Taylor

2013

Fables on Global Warming
Premiere: September 24,, 2013. Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Urbana, Il.
Company: Armitage Gone! Dance
Music and Lyrics: Corey Dargel 
Costumes: Doug Fitch 
Lighting Design: Clifton Taylor

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

2009

Itutu
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
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
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
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)
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)
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)
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
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
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
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)
Premiere: August 8, 2008 Damrosch Park, New York City
Company: Armitage Gone! Dance
Music: Burkina Electric and Lukas Ligeti
Costumes: Peter Speliopoulos

Ariadne Unhinged
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 altenating with Brenda Patterson
Produced by Gotham Chamber Opera

Passing Strange
Premiere: February 28, 2008 Belasco Theater New York
Books and lyrics: STEW
Music: Stew & Heidi Rodenwald
Directed by and Created in Collaboration with Annie Dorsen
Choreography: Karole Armitage

Connoisseurs of Chaos
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
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

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
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
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
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)
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
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 BrainstormingPremiere: 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
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
Feature film directed by James Ivory. Merchant Ivory Productions. 

2004

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

 

Orfeo ed Euridice
Company: San Carlo Opera Chorus and Ballet
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. Teatro di San Carlo (San Carlo Opera) 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

SZ110
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
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
Company: Ballet de Lorraine; Revised for Florence Dance Company Dec. 2002
Premiere: June 2002. Mexico
Music: Thomas Adès
Costumes: Peter Speliopoulos

Melodien
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
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
Company: University of Kansas Dance Department
Premiere: November 2001 The Leid Center, Lawrence Kansas

Drastic Remix
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
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
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
Premiere: June 24, 2000. Teatro Antico. Taormina, Sicily
Tours: Italy, Greece, New York
Music: Thomas Adès
Costumes: Arjun Bhasin

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

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

1999

The Last Lap
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
Company: Wendy Whelan and Albert Evans of New York City Ballet for “Stars of New York”
Premiere: August 7, 1999 Royal Festival Hall, London, England
Music: Thomas Adès
Libretto: Tennessee 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
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
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
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
Company: MaggioDanza di Firenze
Premiere: February 11, 1997 Teatro Comunale Florence, Italy
Music: DJ Ski
Costumes: Pilar Limosner
Lighting: Mark McCullough

Tersicore
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
Company: MaggioDanza di Firenze. Florence, Italy
Premiere: May 11, 1997 Teatro della Pergola Florence, Ital.
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
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
Company: MaggioDanza 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
Company: Armitage Gone! Dance
Premiere June, 1993. Maison de la Culture, Bobigny. Paris, France. Tours: France, Germany, Italy
Music: David She
Costumes: Pilar Limosner
Set: Karole Armitage
Lighting: Pat Dignan    

I Had A Dream
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
Company: Ballet de Monte Carlo
Premiere: April, 1992. Monte Carlo, Monaco
Tours: Italy, Austria, USA
Music: David Shea
Costumes: Alfredo Viloria

In the Closet
Video clip for Michael Jackson featuring Naomi Campbell
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 as part of the American Film Institute's Women Directors Program. 

1991

Vogue
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
Company: Armitage Gone! Dance (aka Armitage Ballet)
Premiere: July,1991 Center For the Arts. Crested Butte, Colorado
Music: David She.
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
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, Colorad.
Tours: USA
Music: traditional American
Costumes: Karole Armitage
Lighting: Pat Dignan

Dancing Zappa
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
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, Dmitri Shostakovich, Johann Sebastian Bach, John Zorn, Kurt Weil arranged by Gil Evans; Text by Bret Easton Ellis recited by Theresa Russell
Film: David Salle
Set: 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
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
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
Commissioned by Rudolf Nureyev for the Paris Opera Ballet. 
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
Company: Armitage Gone! Dance (aka Armitage Ballet)
Guest Artists: Stephanie Saland and Robert LaFosse
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
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
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
Commissioned by Mikhail Baryshnikov for American Ballet Theatre
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
An 60o minute documentary of the work of Karole Armitage.
Director: David Hinton
Producer: London Weekend Television

1984 

Tasmanian Devil
Company: Tasmanian Dance Company
Premiere: Tasmania
Tours: Australia    

GV-10
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 film made forWGBH Television Boston)
Company: Armitage Gone! Dance
Director: Charles Atlas
Music: Jeffrey Lohn
Costumes: Charles Atlas

1983

The Last Gone Dance
Company:Karole Armitage and Michael Clark
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
Company: Donald Byrd and Karole Armitage
Premiere: La Mama Theater. New York, New York
Music: Jeffrey Lohn
Costume: Charles Atlas  

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 film made for WGBH Television Boston)
Company: Armitage Gone! Dance
Director: Charles Atlas
Music: David Linton
Costumes: Charles Atlas

Slaughter on MacDougal Street
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
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
Company: Extemporary Dance Company London, England.
Premiere: London, England.
Tours: England
Music: various, including Indian movie music.

1980

Vertige
Company: Karole Armitage with composer Rhys Chatham
Premiere: NYC Club.
Tours: France, England, Holland, Austria, Italy, Germany, USA, Switzerland
Music: Rhys Chatham
Costumes and Lighting: Charles Atlas

1979

Do We Could
Company: Armitage Gone! Dance
Premiere: The Kitchen. New York, New York
Performed: Chateauvallon, France
Music: none
Costumes: Charles Atlas 

1978

Ne
Company: Karole Armitage, Michael Bloom, Kyle de Camp
Premiere: St. Francis Xavier High School gym. New York, New York
Music: The THE
Costumes and Set: Christian Marclay  

 


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