The Hunt

Robert Battle's The Hunt

Choreography: Robert Battle

Production Credits:
Music by Les Tambours du Bronx
Costume design by Mia McSwain
Lighting design by Burke Wilmore
Set to a wildly percussive soundtrack by Les Tambours du Bronx, this ballet for six men examines the relationship between modern sports and the rituals of the gladiators, revealing the aggressive side of human nature and the primitive thrill of the hunt.

World Premiere, 2001- New York, NY, The Joyce Theater, Parsons Dance Company
Company Premiere, 2002

Robert Battle is a graduate of the New World School of the Arts and holds a B.F.A. in dance from Juilliard. As a member of the Parsons Dance Company (1994-2001), Mr. Battle began setting his work on the company in 1998. His work has been featured in five New York City seasons of Parsons Dance Company. Mr. Battle founded Battleworks Dance Company in 2001. The company has been presented in New York City at the Joyce Theater, St. Mark's Church, Evening Stars, The Juilliard Theater, and Dance Theater Workshop. Mr. Battle has been commissioned for both new and restaged works of Battleworks repertory by numerous companies including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ailey II, Dallas Black Dance Theater, and PARADIGM. In 2005, Mr. Battle was honored at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts with a medal proclaiming him one of the “Masters of African-American Choreography.”

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