Srishti – Nina Rajarani Dance Creations – Center debut
Quick – Center premiere
Choreography: Nina Rajarani
Music: Y. Yadavan
London based Srishti offers traditional Indian classical dance and music in an authentic, yet bold and innovative new way. Quick fuses four men in business attire, an ancient dance form, Bharatanatyam, and original music into a fiendishly fast, testosterone-infused performance.
Susan Marshall & Company – Center debut
Kiss – Center premiere
Choreography: Susan Marshall
Music: Arvo Pärt Canto in Memory of Benjamin Britten
This award-winning company performs Kiss, an amazing work that explores the varying dimensions of love between two people, performing a weightless dance while floating over the stage in harnesses.
Boston Ballet – Center debut
Act 1 pas de deux from Lady of The Camellias – Center premiere
Choreography: Val Caniparoli
Soloists from the acclaimed Boston Ballet perform this rapturous pas de deux from the full-length ballet, based on the tale of tragic romance that inspired Verdi’s La Traviata and Greta Garbo’s Camille.
Pacific Northwest Ballet
Jardi Tancat – Center premiere
Choreography: Nacho Duato
Music: María del Mar Bonet
Passionate and evocative, Jardi Tancat is one of Duato’s most powerful works. Based on beloved Catalonian folk tales, three couples depend on the earth for their livelihood and face hardship with an enduring spirit. This achingly-beautiful work offers hope in spite of its melancholy.
Via Katlehong Dance – Center debut
Excerpt from Nkululeko – Center premiere
South Africa’s Via Katlehong Dance mixes a hip hop-like local dance, pantsula, and other dance styles including gumboot dance and tap to form a uniquely powerful and playful stage show.
Charles Moulton / The Ball Passing Project – Center Debut
60 Person Ball Passing Combine – World Premiere
Part dance, part game, and part moving puzzle, choreographer Charles Moulton’s Ball Passing takes the simple act of passing a ball from one person to the next and transforms it into an extraordinary kaleidoscope-like dance that’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Featuring students from the dance department of UCI’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts.
Dutch National Ballet – Center debut
Before After – Center premiere
Choreography: Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
Music: Marc van Roon
Created in 2002 for the Dutch National Ballet, The Netherlands largest dance company, Before After is a moving duet about the struggle of two people longing to be together but knowing their relationship is nearing its end.
Martha Graham Dance Company
Sketches from Chronicle – Center premiere
Choreography: Martha Graham
Music: Wallingford Riegger
Hailed by The Washington Post as “one of the seven wonders of the artistic universe,” the Martha Graham Dance Company will perform one of the legendary choreographer’s iconic dance masterpieces, a dramatic response to the fascist menace facing Europe in the 1930s.
Alonso King’s LINES Ballet – Center debut
Excerpts from a new work – Center premiere
Choreography: Alonso King
Music: Zakir Hussein
Master choreographer Alonzo King’s amazingly-beautiful steps blend with the haunting music of Indian tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain in this premiere of their third collaboration. Exploring the deep tradition of music and dance, their work offers a contemporary global vision.
Rennie Harris Puremovement – Center debut
Students of the Asphalt Jungle – Center premiere
Choreography: Rennie Harris
Based in hip hop style, Students of the Asphalt Jungle is one of Harris’ signature works, in which dancers try to outdo one another with somersaults, flips, backspins and gymnastics that display amazing agility and control.
FOLLOWING BOTH PROGRAMS ON THE PLAZA
Project Bandaloop – Center debut
Outdoor Dances from LOFT! – Center premiere
Project Bandaloop takes dance in an entirely new direction and redefines the relationship between gravity and movement. The eight-member company, under the artistic direction of Amelia Rudolph, will perform on the Center’s soaring exterior walls while guests watch from the plaza.
|Fall for Dance is supported by a grant from the James Irvine Foundation |
Made possible in part by the Audrey Steele Burnand endowment for International Dance
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