Giovanni's Room

Giovanni's Room

Presented by Ballet Ashani
SEPTEMBER 8th, 7:30pm
SEPTEMBER 9th, 7:30pm


$30 Full Price
$20 Duke Students, Duke Employees, Non-Duke Students, Seniors 65+ (Duke Student and Employees log in to your account to access these price types)
$15 Groups 10+
General Seating


von der Heyden Theater
Rubenstein Arts Center

Directions to Venue


Ballet Ashani presents the world premiere of Giovanni's Room, a contemporary ballet adaptation of James Baldwin's novel. Iyun Ashani Harrison's (artistic director & choreographer) riveting theatrical translation brings Baldwin's captivating, campy characters to life, reimagining them in present-day Paris.

The production features an all-star cast of international ballet dancers, music by Maurice Ravel, and original compositions by Durham-based visual artist William Paul Thomas, Boston-based digital music composer Aaron Brown, and Durham-based lighting designer James Clotfelter.

*Not appropriate for children under 13 years of age

Estimated Runtime: 65 minutes