Chloe Watson brings original work ‘Temporary Dwelling’ to Los Angeles

OMAHA – Sept. 9, 2014 – Temporary Dwelling, a contemporary ballet choreographed by Ballet Nebraska’s own Chloe Watson and featuring music by Sean McVerry, made its California premiere at Moskowitz Gallery in Los Angeles last month.

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San Diego Ballet dancer and former Ballet Nebraska apprentice, Bridget Carpenter, in Chloe Watson’s ‘Temporary Dwelling.’

Inspiration for the ballet stemmed from a reflective experience while seeking shelter from a hurricane in Middlebury, Connecticut.

Touching upon themes of nostalgia, memory, and familiarity, the work was brought to life by San Diego Ballet dancer — and former Ballet Nebraska apprentice —  Bridget Carpenter, who debuted the piece with Ballet Nebraska in Omaha last season at the company’s Encore Series production, New Works.

Long-time friends and collaborators, Watson, McVerry and Carpenter are graduates of Purchase College at State University of New York.