The Premiere Collection

The Premiere Collection

March 17-20 & 24-27, 2022

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“Lambarena” by Val Caniparoli is set to a musical blend of J.S. Bach with Traditional African music composed by Pierre Akendengue and Hughes de Courson. “Lambarena” has become another of Caniparoli’s most popular creations, a blend of classical ballet and African dance.

Click here for a behind-the-scenes look of the Orlando Ballet dancers rehearsing for this lively and exciting piece.

Jessica Lang’s contemporary masterpiece “Lyric Pieces” includes the dancers maneuvering eight large black accordion-like structures, creating different shapes and scenery during each section. Set to ten Edvard Grieg compositions (beautifully interpreted by pianist Angelyn Traylor), this piece will make you feel moved.



“Confronting Genius” by Heath Gill, another Orlando premiere, looks at unshackling the artist within us all. Hear from Heath Gill and watch a behing-the-scenes look at rehearsals for this piece, here.

The Premiere Collection

The Premiere Collection celebrates American artistry taking Central Florida audiences on a journey through the sublime. Three notable choreographers create a unique program of three Orlando premieres. Featured works include “Lambarena”, a fusion of classical ballet and African dance by Val Caniparoli, Jessica Lang’s contemporary masterpiece “Lyric Pieces” and a beautiful and intelligent pas de deux, “Confronting Genius” by Heath Gill.

“Confronting Genius” is sponsored by: Kevin Meek & Camilla Van Liew


*Please note that no late seating will be allowed, but there will be two twenty-minute intermissions for guests to enter the theatre should they arrive late. Streaming will be available in the lobby.

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