Brave New Ballets: Company C Contemporary Ballet's Winter Program
* Additional fees apply.
All offers for Winter 2013: Brave New Ballets have expired.
The last date listed for Winter 2013: Brave New Ballets was Saturday January 19, 2013 / 3:00pm.
Currently at Lesher Center for the Arts - Hofmann Theater:
- Full Price:
- $59.00 - $75.00
- Our Price:
- $29.50 - $37.50
A gleeful romp through some of Broadway's most beloved numbers and two exciting world premieres will take center stage as Smuin Ballet closes out its 20th anniversary season with XXcentric. Choreographed by the company's late, great founder Michael Smuin, Dancin' With Gershwin explores the evolution and reinvention of American dance, with a little help from the Great White Way. The world-premiere ballet But now I must rest comes from Smuin choreographer-in-residence Amy Seiwert and draws inspiration from the lush music of Cesária Évora, aka the Queen of Morna. The program's other world-premiere piece, choreographer Val Caniparoli's Tutto Eccetto il Lavandino (everything but the kitchen sink), blends the music of Vivaldi and the company's high-energy athleticism with wit and reflective beauty. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from LorraineRed Velvet
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This ballet was very contempory and had unusual and interesting choreography. The company danced beautifully and I thoroughly enjoyed the performance. The theatre is small making for a more intimate experience and even though I was seated in the last row of the orchestra I could easily view the dancers expressions.
*_*Brave New Ballets *_
The Company’s Winter Program brims with innovation, represented by three world premieres.
Brian Reeder: Being Served (World Premiere)
Brian Reeder’s impeccable craftsmanship and wit will be on display in Being Served, his new ballet for eight dancers. Set to Benjamin Britten’ s Prelude and Fugue For 18 Strings, Op.29 and the Simple Symphony, Op. 4, the ballet is loosely based on the narrative of a dinner party gone wrong. Couples at the party misbehave, miscommunicate, lie to themselves about the true nature of their relationships and fantasize about what it would be like to partner with another. In the spirit of a Hitchcock film, the result is a darkly humorous, beautiful and ultimately very moving ballet about the search for human connection.
Charles Anderson: Polyglot (World Premiere)*
Charles Anderson embarks on something completely new with a piece set to a recorded monologue by actress Amy Walker that explores how we put on affects and how we are perceived.
*Charles Anderson: _Beautiful Maladies _(excerpts) *
Charles Anderson explores the passions and foibles of love in these four excerpts from his exquisitely emotional ballet Beautiful Maladies, inspired by the ballads of California jazz icon Chet Baker.
*Patrick Corbin: For Use in Subhuman Primates Only (World Premiere) *
Patrick Corbin uses his signature energy and dynamic movement to examine how people fit themselves into relationships and create rules for establishing intimacy with others. Set to the music of English trip hop band Massive Attack, the ballet is fun and entertaining, but at the same time explores darker undercurrents of the club scene and how some people are compelled to anesthetize in order to feel anything at all.
*Shows are traditionally about 1 hour and 45 minutes with a 20 minute intermission. Subject to change without notification.