Skinner Kirk Dance Ensemble

"Bold athleticism and seductive charm."
~ Willamette Week

Production Details

  • Running Time: 30 minutes
  • Choreography: Eric Skinner & Daniel Kirk
  • Music: Original score by David York
  • Costumes: Jan Elam
  • Dancers: Daniel Kirk, Eric Skinner
  • Commissioned by: David York, composer
  • Premiere: Newmark Theater, Portland Center for the Performing Arts, Portland, Oregon


  • "A non-traditional pas de deux for two males; the movements are exquisitely timed to build dramatic anticipation of their physical connection."
    ~ Willamette Week

Apollo and Hyacinth (1998)

A one-act ballet that is a once tender, tragic and subtly erotic, Apollo & Hyacinth recounts the mythic tale of the god Apollo’s love for the mortal prince of Sparta, Hyacinth. The love story unfolds through classically inflected movement and nontraditional partnering to reveal the singular personalities of the characters and their passions. Net proceeds from this performance benefited Cascade AIDS Project.

photos: Tamara Lischka