Originally premiered in 2014, Ballet 5:8 audience favorite Four Seasons of the Soul returns to the stage this fall as part of our new program The Space in Between. Throughout this 2018/19 Season, we'll be checking in with the dancers to hear about their experiences preparing for and performing Four Seasons of the Soul.
Lead Artist Antonio Rosario
Q. Based on your experience so far, how would you describe Four Seasons of the Soul?
A. Captivating and powerful. The music is grand, and the choreography amplifies Vivaldi’s marvelous score with dynamic and grace.
Q. What role(s) have you been dancing?
A. I am dancing in Summer and Winter.
Q. Describe the movement. What has been easy to capture and perform? Challenging?
A. The movement is neoclassical. I wouldn't call any of it easy - because it is not - but it does bring great fulfillment once you have performed it. Summer is very explosive - it feels like drag racing! It's a terrific piece, and I look forward to dancing it onstage.
Q. What do you most enjoy about the work?
A. I enjoy the thought that goes into the character development once the pieces are set and the joy of rehearsing the role to bring it to the stage.
Q. Why see Four Seasons of the Soul?
A. See it because it is great art - thought-provoking art. Which is what all arts should do and the Four Seasons does this exceptionally well. It's musical, artistic in every sense, athletic, and uplifting to the soul.