Edmonds Center for the Arts

Spring Rep features excerpts from La Bayadere by Marius Petipa and 1 in 10^2,685,000 by company dancer Alberto Gaspar.

Estimated Performance Length: 1 hour, 30 minutes.
(Including one 15 minute intermission)

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1 in 10^2,685,000

Choreography: Alberto Gaspar

Music: MGV (Musique à Grande Vitesse) by Michael Nyman

Premiere: 2022, OBT

This 28-minute piece celebrates the joy and the miracle of being alive in the present moment. The odds of being alive at any given moment are 1 in 10^2,685,000. With such infinitesimal odds, each of us is a living miracle.

La Bayadère Suite

Choreography: Marius Petipa

Music: Ludwig Minkus

Premiere: 1877, Imperial Ballet

Timeless and undeniably classical, Petipa’s La Bayadère transports audiences to the exotic and mystical world of ancient India. Experience the drama, romance, and exquisite choreography through selected excerpts from one of Petipa’s most famed ballets.

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Meet Alberto Gaspar

Choreographer of 1 in 10^2,685,000

Alberto Gaspar is an OBT’s company dancer and choreographer. He holds an engineering degree in International Business and different diplomas from Tecnológico de Monterrey and Harvard University. His experience as a choreographer began at Saint Louis Ballet, where he created a piece for the Pulitzer Museum that included a live cello piece and several designs from upcoming fashion designers.

He has been involved with two collaborative groups that performed neoclassical and contemporary pieces set to live music in galleries and museums. His show titled Mexicanismo, featuring Yancy Calvo’s art successfully toured two states in the United States. He also created a music video for Lisa Mac and Dreamers, a dance video spotlighting socio-political issues in our country. Alberto has created choreography for Ballet Memphis, including a full-length ballet for the school and three different neoclassical ballets for the company.

Alberto’s two contemporary ballet pieces previously premiered at OBT are Transfigurations in 2019 and 1 in 10^2,685,000 in 2022.


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