Ecstatic Orange is a ballet made by New York City Ballet ballet master (subsequently ballet master in chief) Peter Martins to Michael Torke's Verdant Music (1985), Purple (1987) and Ecstatic Orange (1985) for City Ballet's American Music Festival; the second movement, Purple, was to a score commissioned for the occasion. The premiere of the expanded version took place on 11 June 1987 at the New York State Theater, Lincoln Center, with lighting by Mark Stanley (an earlier version appeared in January of that year.) Ecstatic Orange was the first in a series of collaborations between the choreographer and composer.
Spring 2008 Dancers' Choice benefit for the Dancers' Emergency Fund
- Playbill, New York City Ballet, Friday, June 27, 2008