Instead, the company announced, it will present a program including contemporary works by Joanna Haigood, Pilobolus, Moses Pendleton and Cynthia Quinn, and David Parsons, as well as Arpino's Light Rain and comic Valentine. The program runs April 25-May 6.
The change is intended to "showcase the edgy and contemporary side of the company's extensive repertoire," according to a press release.
The company also reported strong attendance for the last two programs of its 2005-06 season. "Cool Vibrations," a mixed program featuring the world premiere of Donald Byrd's Motown Suite that ran in April and early May, drew a total audience of 15,600, with about $850,000 in ticket revenue. In February, Romeo and Juliet had an audience of 16,500 and grossed over $900,000—the top-drawing program for the company ever, excluding The Nutcracker.