Rochester City Ballet will present “Slightly Sinful” on stage at the Nazareth Arts Center September 9-11.
RCB Artistic Director David Palmer and guest choreographer, internationally acclaimed Danny Rosseel, discussed the production Wednesday on News 8 at Noon.
“Well, we’ve had a fantastic summer this year, so I though we’d just keep the heat up a little bit longer,” said Palmer of the season opening performance. “It’s slightly sinful and it’s a lot of fun, and this really gave me an opportunity to put out part of my initial vision, which was really bringing some fantastic work from outside, and internationally, which is why Danny is here with us as the longstanding resident choreographer of the National Company of Belgium. So it’s a fantastic program, it’s a date night, and it’s really for Mom and Dad, although it’s not exclusive, but I think it’s a great time to think about dinner and a ballet.”
Rosseel offered some insight into what “Slightly Sinful” will bring to audiences. “Well, the idea behind it is that – the thought is that everybody of us has secret dreams, hidden desires, and eventually also slightly sinful thoughts – that’s the idea behind the ballet,” he said. “It’s a ballet for four dancers and a table, which I consider as the fifth dancer – not moving, but more as a partner for the four dancers, and the table has also a function as the object that triggers the thoughts, the desire, the dreams.”