Isaac returned to New York with pride and joy after a beautiful summer of travel and art.
His production of Prokofiev's "The Love for 3 Oranges" for Des Moines Metro Opera opened on July 8th and ran four brilliant sold out shows at The Blank Performing Arts Center. The show was brilliantly conceived by long time collaborators Chas Rader-Shieber (direction) and Jacob A. Climber (set and costumes) with reviewer's saying this about the choreography: "The dancers in particular embodied a variety of wacky characters, and Isaac Martin Lerner’s choreography embraced the absurdity of each situation with gusto". -Meghan Klinkinborg, Schmopera.
After the show went up he headed back to New York for two weeks of teaching at Gibney Dance Center and Peridance in Manhattan, all while preparing to teach his first classes in Europe at the Henny Jurriëns Studio in Amsterdam! He taught 5 days consecutively and all with a high turnout. The rest of the time was spent planning for the Fall and getting to enjoy the city.
Isaac has been invited back to teach at Adelphi University where he has been adjunct faculty for a year. Not only will he teaching his contemporary floorwork cirriculum, but he will be creating a new work "Even When My Eyes are Closed, I can Still See the Sky"(Working title). It is set to premiere as part of Adelphi Dances from 11/15-11/19 Adelphi University.
Isaac will also make his return to The Cutis Institute to create a new production of Handel's "L'Allegro, il Penseroso, ed il Moderato" premiering November 10th along director Chas Rader-Shieber.
Isaac will be in process with Kizuna Dance as part of a new evening length work set to premiere at the Gerald W Lynch Theater in Manhattan on 3/17/2024. This is the company's first show in New York since the pandemic and he could not be so more excited to share the stage with so many fantastic artists. He can't wait to see you at the show...