The dancers of Metropolitan Youth Ballet have been hard at work preparing several pieces for Sunday’s performance of The Company Project │ COLOR THEORY. This month they were fortunate to work with guest choreographer Roger Jeffrey to prepare a modern dance piece representing the color blue. The title of the work is “Azul,” set to the other-worldly music of Max Richter and Ryuichi Sakamoto. Jeffrey’s portrayal of Azul reflects strength, support and tenderness. Check out the rehearsal sneak peak above to see how the dancers explore the profound and complex depths of these emotions. Click here to get your tickets for Sunday’s show!
Roger C. Jeffrey, a native of New York City, holds a B.F.A. from The Juilliard School. He has performed in the companies of Bernice Johnson, Kevin Iega Jeff, Obediah Wright, Earl Mosley, Zvi Gotheiner, Twyla Tharp, Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Lar Lubovitch and Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project. His teaching, directing and choreography credits include The Ailey School, The Juilliard School, Peridance Center, American Ballet Theatre, Joffrey Concert Group, Studio Harmonic, CityDance Ensemble, Rasta Thomas’ Bad Boys of Dance, and Philadanco! He currently serves as a visiting professor at George Mason University and Stonybrook University, artistic consultant for Rasta Thomas’ Bad Boys of Dance, associate artistic director of Dawn Branch Works, and founder of Subtle Changes, Inc., a nonprofit artist collective committed to the presentation, development, and exposure of the arts.