Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Choreographer: Stanton Welch

Your Flesh Shall Be a Great Poem
Composer: Chris Garneau
Choreographer: Trey McIntyre

Composers: Joe Andrews, Michel Banabila, Tom Halstead, and Charles Valentin-Alkan
Choreographer: Annabelle Lopez Ochoa

The ephemeral in the eternal. Family heritage. Savage beauty. Three artists move forward while drawing from the past. Stanton Welch’s ballet, a moving tribute to the fleeting role of individual dancers in an enduring art form, illuminates Bach’s intricacy with joyous bravura. Trey McIntyre has crafted an evocative exploration of the connections across generations to songs by indie folk singer/songwriter Chris Garneau. And Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s powerful new work, inspired by the violence and eroticism captured in Picasso’s art and set to an electronic score, creates a fractured tableau of flamenco, bullfighting, and ballet.

Program Dates
Tue, Apr 24, 7:30pm
Fri, Apr 27, 8pm
Wed, May 2, 7:30pm
Sat, May 5, 2pm

Lonnie Weeks and Daniel Deivison-Oliveria // © Erik Tomasson

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Costume Design

  • Holly Hynes
Your Flesh Shall Be a Great Poem
  • Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung
Lopez Ochoa World Premiere
  • Mark Zappone

Lighting Design

  • James F. Ingalls
Your Flesh Shall Be a Great Poem
  • James F. Ingalls
Lopez Ochoa World Premiere
  • James F. Ingalls

Scenic Design

Lopez Ochoa World Premiere
  • Alexander V. Nichols


Support for Unbound: A Festival of New Works is provided by
Festival Grand Benefactor Sponsors
  • David and Kelsey Lamond
  • Mr. and Mrs. John S. Osterweis
  • Yurie and Carl Pascarella
  • Denise Littlefield Sobel
  • Ms. Susan A. Van Wagner
  • Miles Archer Woodlief
Festival Lead Sponsors
  • Ms. Laura Clifford
  • Mrs. Randee Seiger
  • Judy C. Swanson
Festival Major Sponsors
  • Koret Foundation
  • Tom Horn and the Bob Ross Foundation