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Trinity

7 Couples, Male Solo

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While the Vietnam War was raging, America’s youth united through protests and celebrations with a new sense of freedom and exhilaration. Trinity became the most famous of the Arpino pieces known as The Berkeley Ballets. Created during The Joffrey Ballet’s residence at University of California at Berkeley, Trinity is a joyful tribute to youth, their passions and their rituals. This ballet was featured in the premiere of PBS’s Dance in America series.

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Choreography:

Gerald Arpino

Music:

Alan Raph & Lee Holdridge

Costume Design:

A. Christina Giannini

Lighting Design:

Thomas Skelton

Premiere:

August 20, 1970

Running Time:

22 minutes

Number of Dancers:

15

Sets:

No