Swing Low

Performance Details

  • Choreographer Chanel DaSilva
  • Music Zoë Keating
  • Streaming Premiere May 28, 2021

Inspired by the powerful American spiritual "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," choreographer Chanel DaSilva creates a visceral narrative work for five men that investigates the supernatural majesty of angels and the many complexities of what it means to be human. Set to the music of avant-garde cellist Zoë Keating. The performance streams through July 11.

Joffrey Artist Fernando Duarte takes on the leading role in Chanel DaSilva’s Swing Low.   
Swing Low features five male members of the Joffrey main company. Pictured: Company Artists Evan Boersma, Hyuma Kiyosawa, Edson Barbosa, Stefan Goncalvez.

About the Artists

Chanel DaSilva

The Brooklyn native presents her first work for the Joffrey mainstage during the 2021–2022 season.

Zoë Keating

A cellist since the age of eight, Keating has gone on to international acclaim for her avant-garde and contemporary compositions.