In Time We Trust

In Time We Trust


The young Brazilian-born choreographer Juliano Nunes is quickly making a name for himself as a creator of contemporary solos and duets for leading international dancers. He choreographed In Time We Trust – a sinuous, affecting solo – for Principal Dancer Evan McKie in 2019 with a piano score by Kirill Richter. Spotlight Series offers an intimate film adaptation of In Time We Trust, performed by Evan McKie.

Five Things to Know
  1. 1Born in Toronto, Evan McKie was Principal Dancer with Stuttgart Ballet before joining the National Ballet as Principal Dancer in 2014. Evan performs all over the world as a Guest Artist, putting him in touch with up-and-coming choreographers like Juliano Nunes.
  2. 2Evan worked with Nunes on a previous project, Sospiri, a duet he performed with fellow Principal Dancer Svetlana Lunkina for the company’s annual fundraising gala, MAD HOT BALLET, in 2018.
  3. 3Nunes has a prominent presence on social media with over 205K followers, frequently sharing works in progress with digital audiences and fellow artists.
  4. 4Both Nunes and the composer, Kirill Richter, were late to begin their formal training. Nunes enrolled in Hip Hop classes at the age 15 and discovered ballet a year later. Richter is a self-taught pianist and composer who pursued studies in nuclear physics and fashion design before turning to music.
  5. 5Richter composed the popular title piece for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Where Angels Fear to Tread, for full symphony orchestra, featuring strings, brass and piano.
Evan McKie

Evan McKie. Photo by Bruce Zinger.

The Choreographer

Born in Rio de Janeiro and based in Europe, Juliano Nunes has performed with Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Theater Hagen, Gauthier Dance, Leipzig Ballet and the Royal Ballet of Flanders. He has created new work for Pennsylvania Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater 2, The Royal Ballet and international dance artists such as Svetlana Lunkina of The National Ballet of Canada and Marie-Agnès Gillot of Paris Opéra Ballet.

The Composer

Composer and pianist Kirill Richter is a leading figure in Russia’s neoclassical music scene, where he is celebrated for his expressive, minimalistic style. He has composed for piano, chamber ensembles and symphony orchestras with extensive credits in film, theatre and television.


Juliano Nunes

In Time We Trust Composed & Performed by Kirill Richter

Lighting Design:
adapted by Jeff Logue

Lead philanthropic support for Spotlight Series is provided by The Walter Carsen New Creations Fund, with additional support from the Producers' Circle.

The Producers’ Circle: Gail & Mark Appel, John & Claudine Bailey, Inger Bartlett & Marshal Stearns, Laura Dinner & Richard Rooney, Gail Drummond & Bob Dorrance, The Thor E. and Nicole Eaton Family Charitable Foundation, Sandra Faire & Ivan Fecan, Kevin Garland & Roger Garland, C.M., Ira Gluskin & Maxine Granovsky Gluskin, The William & Nona Heaslip Foundation, Anna McCowan Johnson & Donald K. Johnson, O.C., Judy Korthals & Peter Irwin, Mona & Harvey Levenstein, Jerry & Joan Lozinski, The Honourable Margaret Norrie McCain, C.C., Julie Medland, Sandra Pitblado & Jim Pitblado, C.M., The Harry & Lillian Seymour Family Foundation, Gerald Sheff & Shanitha Kachan and The Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation.

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