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Royal Swedish - Sabrina Matthews

in rehearsal for quondam - Royal Swedish Ballet

Photograph by Carl Thorborg, Courtesy of the Royal Swedish Ballet

 

 

 

quote…the most effective work on the program… it’s a beauty.

                                               – Karen Campbell, Boston Globe (More)

Karen Campbell, in the Boston Globe, March 8, 2008:

 

Surprisingly, the most effective work on the program was also the smallest, the duet "ein von viel," marking the US debut of Canadian choreographer Sabrina Matthews. Set to selections from Bach‘s exquisite "Goldberg" Variations (given a stellar performance onstage by pianist Freda Locker), it was commissioned by Nissinen while he was artistic director of Alberta Ballet, and it’s a beauty. Friday night, John Lam and James Whiteside were dazzling in Matthews's virtuosic choreography. Matthews matches the clarity of Bach‘s score while consciously subverting the elegance with bits of "you lookin‘ at me?" attitude and quirky nuances. Dynamics shift with quicksilver speed, long lines dissolve into squiggles, complemented by playful gestures – feet that paw the ground, hands that cover the face, backward runs. But it‘s all fairly subtle, cast in phrases of tensile fluidity from which erupt brilliant leaps and turns in vivid asymmetric shapes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Royal Swedish Ballet
Ballet Name
quondam - June 2013- Seoul, South Korea

Choreography

Music

Costume Design

Lighting

 

Company Reprise

Company

 

Company Reprise

Company

 

Company Reprise

Company

 

World Premiere

Company

Sabrina Matthews

Giovanni Pergolesi, excerpt from Stabat Mater

David Boechler

Pierre Lavoie

 

June 2013

Royal Swedish Ballet (Seoul, South Korea)

 

January 31, 2010

Royal Swedish Ballet (Caixaterrass- Barcelona, Spain)

 

September 3, 2009

Royal Swedish Ballet

 

November 7, 2008

Royal Swedish Ballet

 

Click here to see excerpts from quondam on You Tube

 

 

So You Think You Can Dance Canada
Ballet Name
Untitled (Group Routine) - September 5, 2011

Choreography

Music

Costume Design

 

Television Premiere

Series

Sabrina Matthews

Awolnation, excerpt from Sail

Lee Kinoshita-Bevington

 

September 5, 2011

So You Think You Can Dance Canada, Season 4, Week 9

 

 

So You Think You Can Dance Canada
Ballet Name
Untitled (Group Routine) - August 23, 2011

Choreography

Music

Costume Design

 

Television Premiere

Series

Sabrina Matthews

Florence and the Machine, Heavy in Your Arms

Lee Kinoshita-Bevington

 

August 23, 2011

So You Think You Can Dance Canada, Season 4, Week 7

 

 

So You Think You Can Dance Canada
Ballet Name
Untitled - August 22, 2011

Choreography

Music

Costume Design

 

Television Premiere

Series

Sabrina Matthews

Sia, excerpt from My Love

Lee Kinoshita-Bevington

 

August 22, 2011

So You Think You Can Dance Canada, Season 4, Week 7

 

 

So You Think You Can Dance Canada
Ballet Name
Untitled - August 15, 2011

Choreography

Music

Costume Design

 

Television Premiere

Series

Sabrina Matthews

Adele, excerpt from Set Fire to the Rain

Lee Kinoshita-Bevington

 

August 15, 2011

So You Think You Can Dance Canada, Season 4, Week 6

 

 

So You Think You Can Dance Canada
Ballet Name
Untitled - August 15, 2011

Choreography

Music

Costume Design

 

Television Premiere

Series

Sabrina Matthews

Frou Frou, excerpt from Let Go

Lee Kinoshita-Bevington

 

August 15, 2011

So You Think You Can Dance Canada, Season 4, Week 6

 

 

So You Think You Can Dance Canada
Ballet Name
Untitled - August 8, 2011

Choreography

Music

Costume Design

 

Television Premiere

Series

Sabrina Matthews

Aimee Mann, excerpt from Wise Up

Lee Kinoshita-Bevington

 

August 8, 2011

So You Think You Can Dance Canada, Season 4, Week 5

 

 

So You Think You Can Dance Canada
Ballet Name
Untitled - August 1, 2011

Choreography

Music

Costume Design

 

Television Premiere

Series

Sabrina Matthews

Adele, excerpt from Rolling in the Deep

Lee Kinoshita-Bevington

 

August 1, 2011

So You Think You Can Dance Canada, Season 4, Week 4

 

 

So You Think You Can Dance Canada
Ballet Name
Untitled - July 25, 2011

Choreography

Music

Costume Design

 

Television Premiere

Series

Sabrina Matthews

Fefe Dobson, excerpt from Can't Breathe

Lee Kinoshita-Bevington

 

July 25, 2011

So You Think You Can Dance Canada, Season 4, Week 3

 

 

So You Think You Can Dance Canada
Ballet Name
Untitled - July 18, 2011

Choreography

Music

Costume Design

 

Television Premiere

Series

Sabrina Matthews

David Gray, excerpt from This Year's Love

Lee Kinoshita-Bevington

 

July 18, 2011

So You Think You Can Dance Canada, Season 4, Week 2

 

 

So You Think You Can Dance Canada
Ballet Name
Untitled - July 11, 2011

Choreography

Music

 

Costume Design

 

Television Premiere

Series

Sabrina Matthews

Slovak Radio Symphony, excerpt from The Nutcracker

Deadmau5, excerpt from Sofi Needs a Ladder

Lee Kinoshita-Bevington

 

July 11, 2011

So You Think You Can Dance Canada, Season 4, Week 1

 

 

National Ballet of Canada
Ballet Name
ein von viel - May 2011 - Toronto, Canada

Choreography

Music

Lighting Design

Costume Design

 

Ninth Reprise

Company

Sabrina Matthews

J.S. Bach from Goldberg Variations

Pierre Lavoie

Sabrina Matthews

 

May 2011

Canada's National Ballet School

 

Click here to see ein von viel on You Tube

 

 

 

 

Stuttgart Ballet National Ballet of Canada
Ballet Name
In Peril - February 12 & 13, 2011 - Stuttgart, Germany

Choreography

Music

 

Lighting Design

Costume Design

 

World Premiere

Company

 

Sabrina Matthews

Aphex Twins, Ambient Works Volume II (excerpts) and Kevin Volans, White Man Sleeps

Sabrina Matthews

Sabrina Matthews

 

February 12 and 13, 2011

National Ballet of Canada

(Stuttgart Ballet’s 50th Anniversary Gala)

 

 

 

So You Think You Can Dance Canada
Ballet Name
Untitled - October 20, 2010

Choreography

Music

Costume Design

 

Television Premiere

Series

Sabrina Matthews

K.D. Lang, excerpt from Nowhere to Stand

Lee Kinoshita-Bevington

 

October 20, 2010

So You Think You Can Dance Canada, Season 3, Week 9

 

 

So You Think You Can Dance Canada
Ballet Name
Untitled - October 13, 2010

Choreography

Music

Costume Design

 

Television Premiere

Series

Sabrina Matthews

The Trews, excerpt from Highway of Heroes

Lee Kinoshita-Bevington

 

October 13, 2010

So You Think You Can Dance Canada, Season 3, Week 8

 

 

So You Think You Can Dance Canada
Ballet Name
Untitled - September 22, 2010

Choreography

Music

Costume Design

 

Television Premiere

Series

Sabrina Matthews

Adam Lambert, excerpt from Whataya want from me?

Lee Kinoshita-Bevington

 

September 22, 2010

So You Think You Can Dance Canada, Season 3, Week 5

 

 

So You Think You Can Dance Canada
Ballet Name
Untitled - September 6, 2010

Choreography

Music

Costume Design

 

Television Premiere

Series

Sabrina Matthews

Hedley, excerpt from Gunnin

Lee Kinoshita-Bevington

 

September 6, 2010

So You Think You Can Dance Canada, Season 3, Week 3

 

 

So You Think You Can Dance Canada
Ballet Name
Untitled - August 30, 2010

Choreography

Music

Costume Design

 

Television Premiere

Series

Sabrina Matthews

Hedley, excerpt from Perfect

Lee Kinoshita-Bevington

 

August 30, 2010

So You Think You Can Dance Canada, Season 3, Week 2

 

 

Boston Ballet
Ballet Name
ein von viel - June 8 - July 8, 2010 - Spain Tour

Choreography

Music

Lighting Design

Costume Design

 

Eighth Reprise

Company

 

 

 

 

 

Sabrina Matthews

J.S. Bach from Goldberg Variations

Pierre Lavoie

Sabrina Matthews

 

Spain Tour - June 8 - July 8, 2010

Boston Ballet

-Barcelona (Teatro Coliseum), June 8 - 13, 2010

-Bilbao (Palaciao de Euskalduna), June 19, 2010

-Les Palmas de Gran Canaria (Perez Galdos), June 23, 2010

-Granada (Festival Internacional, June 28, 2010

-Madrid (Teatros de Canal), June 30 - July 8, 2010

 

Click here to see ein von viel on You Tube

 

 

National Ballet of Canada
Ballet Name
sequentia - May 27-29, 2010 - Toronto, Canada

Choreography

Music

Lighting Design

Costume Design

 

Second Reprise

Company

Sabrina Matthews

Hildegard von Bingen, Canticles of Ecstasy

Aisling Sampson

Natalie Leung

 

May 27-29, 2010

Canada's National Ballet School

 

 

 

 

 

National Ballet of Canada
Ballet Name
sequentia - May 22, 2010 - Hague, Netherlands

Choreography

Music

Lighting Design

Costume Design

 

Second Reprise

Company

Sabrina Matthews

Hildegard von Bingen, Canticles of Ecstasy

Aisling Sampson

Natalie Leung

 

May 22, 2010

Canada's National Ballet School (Hague, Netherlands)

 

 

 

 

 

Amici - Boston Ballet
Ballet Name
ein von viel - February 13, 2010 - Rome, Italy
(Amici - Television Show)

Choreography

Music

Lighting Design

Costume Design

 

Seventh Reprise

Company

Sabrina Matthews

J.S. Bach from Goldberg Variations

Pierre Lavoie

Sabrina Matthews

 

February 13, 2010

Boston Ballet (Amici Television Show - Rome, Italy)

 

Click here to see ein von viel on You Tube

 

 

Royal Swedish Ballet
Ballet Name
quondam - January 31, 2010 - Barecelona, Spain

Choreography

Music

Costume Design

Lighting

 

Company Reprise

Company

 

Company Reprise

Company

 

World Premiere

Company

Sabrina Matthews

Giovanni Pergolesi, excerpt from Stabat Mater

David Boechler

Pierre Lavoie

 

January 31, 2010

Royal Swedish Ballet (Caixaterrass- Barcelona, Spain)

 

September 3, 2009

Royal Swedish Ballet

 

November 7, 2008

Royal Swedish Ballet

 

Click here to see excerpts from quondam on You Tube

 

 

Boston Ballet
Ballet Name
ein von viel - January 28-30, 2010 - Ottawa, Canada
(National Arts Centre)

Choreography

Music

Lighting Design

Costume Design

 

Sixth Reprise

Company

Sabrina Matthews

J.S. Bach from Goldberg Variations

Pierre Lavoie

Sabrina Matthews

 

January 28, 2010

Boston Ballet (National Arts Centre - Ottawa, Canada)

 

Click here to see ein von viel on You Tube