Time Within A Time

The inspiration for Hindsight was Salvador Dali painting Swans Reflecting Elephants (1937). “When I saw this painting for the first time, it was very interesting to see how two completely different Kaleidoscope, defined as “a continually changing pattern of shapes and colors,” perfectly describes American Repertory Ballet’s season opener. The four ballets featured on the program Ryoko Tanaka’s Hindsight, Claire Davison’s Bewitched, Ethan Stiefel’s Delibes Duet, and Da’Von Doane’s Kaleidoscope Mind shines light on the versatility of ARB dancers and their ability to excel in a wide range of styles from classical ballet technique to more contemporary movement. The evening also highlights two exciting and unique collaborations, one between choreographer Da’Von Doane and New Jersey-based visual artist Grace Lynne Haynes, the other with choreographer Ryoko Tanaka and composer Ian Howells. arballet.org | 9 animals were reflecting each other in perfect symmetry. I found it incredibly unique and mysterious. It inspired me to create a piece about two different types of reflections, self-reflection, and literal reflection.”

Running Time

21 minutes, 15 seconds

Number of performers

4 female dancers and 4 male dancer

Tech Rider

Available upon request


Choreographer | Claire Davison

Claire Davison began her ballet training at the Boulder Ballet School and attended Boston Ballet School, Pacific Northwest Ballet School, School of American Ballet, and San Francisco Ballet School summer programs. She was a finalist at the 2009 Youth America Grand Prix competition. Davison joined the American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School in 2010, was named an apprentice with the main Company in 2012, and appointed to the corps de ballet in June 2013. Her repertoire with ABT includes Berthe in Giselle, Good Fairy in Harlequinade, Madame in Manon, Nanny and Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, the Queen Mother in Swan Lake, and a featured role in Deuce Coupe. Davison participated in ABT’s Innovation Initiative in 2014 and ABT Incubator in 2019. Her choreographic credits include One of Us (2019) for Boulder Ballet and Por Ti for Kaatsbaan Cultural Park’s 2021 Summer Festival. In 2021, Davison was a selected choreographer for New York Theatre Ballet’s Lift Lab. This year, she participated in ABT’s 2022 Incubator and created a one-woman show, Crash Test Dummy for which she received the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus’ “First of May” award.

Music | Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac is a British-American rock band, formed in London in 1967. Fleetwood Mac was founded by guitarist Peter Green, drummer Mick Fleetwood and guitarist Jeremy Spencer, before bassist John McVie joined the lineup for their self-titled debut album.

Costume Design | Janessa Cornell Urwin

Janessa Cornell Urwin (Costume Designer) began her career as a ballet dancer before transitioning into costuming. She has designed costumes for numerous classical ballets and contemporary dance pieces for American Repertory Ballet, Stockton University Dance Program, Traverse City Dance Project, The Nutmeg Ballet, Rutgers University, Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers, and Nacre Dance Company, among others. She has worked with esteemed choreographers Kirk Peterson, Starr Foster, Riccardo De Nigris, Michael Nickerson-Rossi, and Meredith Rainey. Urwin also has a short film design credit and has designed for Athena Theatre Company. She holds a certificate in Costume Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Most recently she designed Ethan Stiefel’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the costumes for Movin’ + Groovin’. Urwin is also ARB’s Wardrobe Supervisor.

Lighting Design | Jason Flamos

Jason Flamos (Lighting Designer) Credits include: (Mile Square Theatre) Pipeline, I and You, It’s a Wonderful Life, The 39 Steps, Betrayal; (Shakespeare Theater NJ) William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play; (10 Hairy Legs) Heist, Cruise Control, Brian, Quadrivium; (Thingamajig Theatre Company) The Pillowman, Cabaret, The Little Mermaid, A Few Good Men. Flamos was the Associate Lighting Design for the Off-Broadway productions of Clever Little Lies and The Other Josh Cohen at Westside Theater, F***ing A at Signature Theater, The Producers and Benny and Joon at Paper Mill Playhouse, and Rags at Goodspeed Opera. He was the lighting supervisor for 10 Hairy Legs and is the current lighting supervisor at American Repertory Ballet.