Directed, choreographed and edited by Thales Ferreira, and filmed by Maria Duarte and Yann Waise, "Collapse" uses contemporary movement to illustrate the space between sleep and wakefulness. Ferreira and Waise are joined on screen by Alice Castanho, Bruno Bernardini, Isadora Lobo, Margarita Torres and Maria Duarte in an exploration of the ordered chaos of bodies coexisting in space.
Something magical happens when Jovani Furlan smiles at another dancer onstage. Whether it's a warm acknowledgment between sections of Jerome Robbins' Dances at a Gathering or an infectious grin delivered in the midst of a puzzle box of a sequence in Justin Peck's Everywhere We Go, whoever is on the receiving end brightens.
"I could stare at him forever," says New York City Ballet principal Megan Fairchild. "He's just that kind of open spirit. He's not judging anything. It's like he's looking at you with his arms wide open and a big smile—even if he's not smiling, that's the energy he's giving you."
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