Lavender Country Ballet

Nov 17 8:00 pm Nov 18 8:00 pm
POST:BALLET PRESENTS
LAVENDER COUNTRY
POST:BALLET’S NEWEST WORK SET TO AMERICA’S FIRST GAY COUNTRY ALBUM
 
Post:Ballet’s latest creative endeavor, Lavender Country, features live music by Patrick Haggerty (singer/songwriter of Lavender Country) and his exceptional ensemble of Bay Area musicians. Led by Post:Ballet’s Artistic Director Robert Dekkers and Resident Choreographer Vanessa Thiessen, this new work for six dancers is set to and inspired by the music of Lavender Country, a self-titled album released in 1973 which was country music’s first openly gay album. Post’s new work reflects on Haggerty’s radically defiant music as Dekkers and Thiessen use ballet's inherently traditional gender roles as a dramatic tension against queer characters and narratives.
 

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