What's Next for the Dance Troupe Morphoses?

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Friday, February 26, 2010

In a move which surprised many on the local dance scene this week, Christopher Wheeldon left the dance troupe he created with Lourdes Lopez.

Wheeldon co-founded Morphoses/The Christopher Wheeldon Company in 2007 and was the company's artistic director and choreographer. He also composed more than a dozen ballets for the troupe.

Wheeldon will undoubtedly have no problem continuing his work, but what does his departure mean for Morphoses and dance in New York?

Claudia La Rocco, cultural critic for WNYC, gives Kerry Nolan some answers in this week's Arts File on WQXR.

Complete cast in <em>Commedia</em> by Morphoses
Erin Baiano - New York City Center, 2008
Complete cast in Commedia by Morphoses
Complete cast in <em>Fools' Paradise</em> by Morphoses
Erin Baiano - New York City Center, 2008
Complete cast in Fools' Paradise by Morphoses
Gonzalo Garcia, Craig Hall, and Aesha Ash in <em>Fools' Paradise</em> by Morphoses
Erin Baiano - New York City Center, 2007
Gonzalo Garcia, Craig Hall, and Aesha Ash in Fools' Paradise by Morphoses
Wendy Whelan and Tyler Angle in <em>Polyphonia</em> by Morphoses
Erin Baiano - New York City Center, 2008
Wendy Whelan and Tyler Angle in Polyphonia by Morphoses
Drew Jacoby and Rubinald Pronk in <em>One</em> by Morphoses
Erin Baiano - New York City Center, 2008
Drew Jacoby and Rubinald Pronk in One by Morphoses
Edward Watson, Drew Jacoby and Rubinald Pronk in <em>Six Fold Illuminate</em> by Morphoses
Erin Baiano - New York City Center, 2008
Edward Watson, Drew Jacoby and Rubinald Pronk in Six Fold Illuminate by Morphoses
Tyler Angle, Wendy Whelan and Adrian Danchig-Waring in <em>Monotones II</em> by Morphoses
Erin Baiano - New York City Center, 2008
Tyler Angle, Wendy Whelan and Adrian Danchig-Waring in Monotones II by Morphoses
Complete cast of <em>Polyphonia</em> by Morphoses
Erin Baiano - New York City Center, 2008
Complete cast of Polyphonia by Morphoses

Guests:

Claudia La Rocco

Produced by:

Abbie Fentress Swanson
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Comments [1]

Michael Meltzer

I never met a Morphoses I didn't like!

Feb. 27 2010 01:07 AM

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