April 28th, 2017
8pm EST (Sunday matinee, 2pm EST)
Skirball Center for Performing Arts
566 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY

In collaboration with NYU Skirball Center for the Performing ArtsJames Sewell Ballet presented the world premiere of a ballet inspired by Frederick Wiseman’s groundbreaking and controversial 1967 documentary, Titicut Follies.

The collaboration began as Wiseman’s fellowship project at the Center in Fall 2014. Read more about Wiseman’s and Sewell’s working process in Michael Cooper’s New York Times piece.

Following the performance on Friday, April 28, CBA Founder and Director Jennifer Homans moderated a post-performance discussion with the creative team (James Sewell, Frederick Wiseman, Lenny Pickett, and Steven Rydberg).

 

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Image of the Titicut Follies moderated post-performance with James Sewell, Frederick Wiseman, Lenny Pickett, and Steven Rydberg.

(c) NYU Photo Bureau: Slezak

Image of the Titicut Follies moderated post-performance with James Sewell, Frederick Wiseman, Lenny Pickett, and Steven Rydberg.

(c) NYU Photo Bureau: Slezak

Frederick Wiseman speaking with guests at Titicut Follies: The Ballet event.

(c) NYU Photo Bureau: Slezak

Frederick Wiseman speaking at Titicut Follies: The Ballet event.

(c) NYU Photo Bureau: Slezak

Frederick Wiseman at Titicut Follies: The Ballet event.

(c) NYU Photo Bureau: Slezak

Frederick Wiseman speaking with a guest at Titicut Follies: The Ballet event.

(c) NYU Photo Bureau: Slezak

Frederick Wiseman shaking little girl's hand at Titicut Follies: The Ballet event.

(c) NYU Photo Bureau: Slezak

Dancer performing in front of sign that says Titicut Follies.

(c) Skirball Center for the Performing Arts

Image of the Titicut Follies moderated post-performance with James Sewell, Frederick Wiseman, Lenny Pickett, and Steven Rydberg.
Image of the Titicut Follies moderated post-performance with James Sewell, Frederick Wiseman, Lenny Pickett, and Steven Rydberg.
Frederick Wiseman speaking with guests at Titicut Follies: The Ballet event.
Frederick Wiseman speaking at Titicut Follies: The Ballet event.
Frederick Wiseman at Titicut Follies: The Ballet event.
Frederick Wiseman speaking with a guest at Titicut Follies: The Ballet event.
Frederick Wiseman shaking little girl's hand at Titicut Follies: The Ballet event.
Dancer performing in front of sign that says Titicut Follies.