The Arts Arena Watermill Performance

A European Premiere

02 June 2015 | 19:30 – 22:00

Location: 5 rue des Vignes, Paris, 16e

Each year, a performance developed at Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center is selected for a European premiere at the Arts Arena.  The Center is unique within the global landscape of experimental theatrical performance, and regularly convenes the brightest minds from all disciplines to do, in Bob Wilson’s words, “what no one else is doing.”

This year’s selection is dancer Kristen Foote, hailed by the New York Times as “marvelously versatile” and “captivating.”  A principal dancer at The Limon Dance Company, she has been recognized by Dance Magazine as one of its “Top 25 To Watch” in 2005, as one of the “Most Amazing Performers” of 2010, and was a “Featured Artist” during 2011. In March, Ms. Foote starred in the company’s performance at The Paul Taylor American Dance Festival at Lincoln Center.

Her program for the Arts Arena Watermill Performance has also been selected by one of America’s most prestigious dance theaters, Jacob’s Pillow, for performance this summer.  Spanning nearly a century of modern American dance, the program consists of solos by five seminal American choreographers. It will be Ms. Foote’s first performance in France.

The Arts Arena is grateful to the Jerome Robbins Foundation for its generous support of this event.


Dances for Isadora:  Primavera I, II and Niobe, José Limón, 1972
Music: Alexander Scriabin, costume Christina Giannini

The Revolutionary Etude, Isadora Duncan, 1923
Music: Alexander Scriabin, costume Sarah Stackhouse

Lyric Suite: Allegro Misterioso, Anna Sokolow, 1953
Music: Alban Berg, costume Jennifer Hohn

Diamond, John Heginbotham, 2015. World premiere of a work set on Kristen Foote.
Music: Darius Mihaud, costume Maile Okamura

Scriabin Dances, Lar Lubovitch, 1977.
Music: Alexander Scriabin, costume Reid Bartelme

Ms. Foote will be accompanied by Yegor Shevtsov on piano.

Photo: Beatriz Schiller