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The Opposite of Love Is Sausage: A Sneak Peek at Gloria – A Pig Tale

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Preparations for HK Gruber’s Gloria – A Pig Tale — the story of a lonely pig looking for love — are in full swing. Here's a sneak peak of costume sketches and stage design from director Doug Fitch and producer Edouard Getaz of the production company Giants Are Small.

Stage model:

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Sausage sketch:


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Pig sketch:

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Bull sketch:

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Bird sketch:

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Catch the staged presentation of HK Gruber’s Gloria – A Pig Tale — conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert, and featuring soprano Lauren Snouffer, mezzo-soprano Brenda Patterson, tenor Alexander Lewis, baritone Carlton Ford, and bass Kevin Burdette along with Juilliard’s AXIOM ensemble — on May 29–30 & June 1 at Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium at The Metropolitan Museum of Art as part of the inaugural NY PHIL BIENNIAL.

VIDEO: The Making of A Dancer's Dream

Alan Gilbert and the Orchestra won’t be alone onstage when they perform Stravinsky’s The Fairy’s Kiss and Petruskha as part of A Dancer's Dream. Far from it.

They'll be joined by 30 dancing miniature mountains, 40 hand-cranked clouds, 1 million individual snow flakes, 75 floating bubbles, 1 star ballerina (the incomparable New York City Ballet principal dancer Sara Mearns), 3 puppeteers, and 1 atmosphericist.

Check out this exclusive making-of video in which the giants behind Giants Are Small, director/designer Doug Fitch and producer Edouard Getaz, and Alan Gilbert explain how they have blended music with ballet, live film-making, pre-recorded video, puppetry, circus arts, costuming, and more.