Brooklyn Ballet welcomed several new company members this year. It's been a blast learning about them in rehearsal—who they are, how they move, why they dance and more. We thought our readers would like a chance to get to know them, too.

Name: Duane Gosa
Age: 27
Neighborhood: Bushwick/Bed Stuy

Rehearsals with our ballet dancers for “Tracing Back” have started in earnest. Last week, Gabriela Galvez Espana, Duane Gosa, Miku Kawamura, Kerry Shea & Vincent Marra took a break from moving to watch a video of choreography Artistic Director Lynn Parkerson is referencing to create this new digitally-enhanced ballet.

We're back in the studio!

The series ran three nights at The Actors Fund Arts Center (160 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY), Fri, Sept 28 + Sat, Sept 29 at 7:30pm and Sun, Sept 30 at 4pm. The evening featured new works by Lynn Parkerson, Julia K. Gleich, and Marie Renee Bennett with additional showings by Eve Chan, Emily Bufferd, Susan Jaffe, and Eryn Renee Young. 

The participating students were Penelope Birnbaum, Bhajhan Williams, Zoreika Ollivierre, Chantel St. Fleur, Olivia Riess, and Rachel Tranter.

Tentatively titled “Spiders, Cooks and Mood Swings,” Lynn Parkerson's newest work-in-progress will feature in Brooklyn Ballet's 10th anniversary season performances this month and next. Purchase tickets here.

 

Brooklyn Ballet launches its first Kickstarter campaign to help fund our 10th Anniversary Season

We've been letting you in on a few details of our upcoming season, and we're very excited to keep spreading the news about our new ballets, special events and more.

Brooklyn Ballet has collaborated with Patricia Forelle since she designed costumes for Mystery Sonatas in 2005. (You can read more about our work with Patricia here.)

Stravinsky's Suite Italienne in Rehearsal

This season, Brooklyn Ballet will perform a new mixed movement work to Stravinsky's “Suite Italienne” from the ballet Pulcinella. Lynn is using video of past creations to Pergolesi's original orchestral score to inspire this year's choreography.

Beautiful dancing by Brooklyn Ballet's company members in rehearsal this week…even with the blooper at the end of this clip. We're not worried - our show is in March!

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