A Solo in Nine Parts
Jessica Lang Dance performing A Solo in Nine Parts
Photo by Karli Cadel, courtesy of Jacob's Pillow

Premiered in

9 (4 men, 5 women)

10 minutes

Commissioned by
Kansas City Ballet

Foundation Support
Made possible by support from The Jerome Robbins Foundation New Essential Works Program.

Restaged on
Cincinnati Ballet (2016)
Oklahoma University (2014)
Jessica Lang Dance (2013 - present)
Booker T. Washington HSPVA (2013)
Richmond Ballet (2012)
Eugene Ballet (2011)
Alaska Dance Theatre (2011)

“it's refreshing to remember that sometimes a dance can just be a dance, that good taste, strong artistic genes, and spirited performers can be -if not surprising- enormously satisfying.”
“Set to a joyful Antonio Vivaldi score, the work opens with uplifted, lighthearted movements, melds into more somber, introspective patterns, and ends with joyous prancing and leaps.”
“...a delight to eye, ear, and heart.”
- Mike Dunham, adn.com, April 17, 2011
“Lang has established a reputation for concocting ingenious choreographic interactions between dancing bodies and the movements of striking set and costume pieces. With this new work she showed she is equally adept at engineering intricate interplay with just nine dancers on a bare stage.”
- Lisa Jo Ssgolla, Kansas City Star, May 07, 2010
“The entire piece was fresh and current.”
- Rachel C. Murphy, Present Magazine, May 07, 2010
“A Solo in Nine Parts is ingeniously structured and intelligently worked-out.”
- Paul Horsley, The Independent, May, 2010

Antonio Vivaldi

Costume Design
Lisa Choules

Lighting Design
Kirk Bookman

Past Performances
May 6-9, 2010Kansas City, MOMore Info
February 4, 2011Corvallis, ORMore Info
February 5, 2011Salem, ORMore Info
February 12 and 13, 2011Eugene, ORMore Info
February 18, 2011Lincoln, NEMore Info
February 27, 2011Coeur D'Alene, IDMore Info
March 1, 2011Moses Lake, WAMore Info
March 3, 2011Nampa, IDMore Info
March 18, 2011Florence, ORMore Info
April 15 and 16, 2011Anchorage, AKMore Info
November 1-11, 2012Richmond, VAMore Info
August 7-11, 2013Becket, MAMore Info
August 16-17, 2013New York, NYMore Info
September 14, 2013Dallas, TXMore Info
November 14-21, 2013Dallas, TXMore Info
April 25 - May 3, 2014Norman, OKMore Info
May 23, 2014Guatemala City, GuatemalaMore Info
April 25-26, 2015Queens, NYMore Info
November 18-22, 2015New Brunswick, NJMore Info
April 29-30, 2016Cincinnati, OHMore Info
August 21, 2013The New YorkerMore Info
August 20, 2013NY TimesMore Info
November 11, 2012Richmond Times DispatchMore Info
April 17, 2011adn.comMore Info
May 07, 2010Kansas City StarMore Info
May 07, 2010Present MagazineMore Info
May, 2010The IndependentMore Info
April 23, 2016Cincinnati.comMore Info