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Durham, NC – Ballet Ashani is proud to announce the highly anticipated world premiere of Giovanni's Room, a contemporary ballet adaptation of James Baldwin's iconic novel. The riveting theatrical translation by Iyun Ashani Harrison, founder, artistic director, and choreographer, brings Baldwin's captivating characters to life, reimagining them in present-day Paris. 

Featuring an all-star cast of international ballet dancers, the production is set to the enchanting music of Maurice Ravel, an original work by Durham-based visual and video artist William Paul Thomas, Boston-based digital composer Aaron Brown, and Durham-based lighting designer James Clotfelter. This collaboration of artistic vision promises to deliver a truly immersive and unforgettable experience.

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