CONTEMPORARY BALLET AND BALLROOM
PRESENTING THE WORLD PREMIERES OF TAKE TWO AND REFLECTION AT OUR NEW YORK LIVE ARTS SEASON
APRIL 6 TO 9, 2016 7:30 PM AT 219 WEST 19TH STREET, NEW YORK, NY. 10011
Take Two, a new work inspired by Ballroom elegance and glamour. Besides displaying the sophisticated movement of Ballroom, this new piece quivers with unexpected contrasts and a hint of mystery. It breaks the rules of Ballroom, and introduces theatricality – real drama – though a play of conspiring characters. It exposes the mystery that lies within us all, and that ultimately, paradoxically, brings us together. Choreographed by Fadi J. Khoury. Music by Benny Goodman, John Klemer, and Dave Brubeck.
Reflections, a new collaborative work combining projection designs by Calvin Anderson and music by Peter Michael von der Nahmer. The project was inspired by the visual impact of art works capturing the energy and intensity of the reflection of light through water currents. The vibration in those images imparts a dramatic human truth: we can be gorgeous, but also restless and evanescent. We participate in phenomena shared by light, water, humanity, and dance. As humans and dancers we embody ideas of balance, unity, and the duality of observer and observed. Choreographed by Fadi J. Khoury.