Acclaimed Canadian Dance Company Aszure Barton & Artists at Irvine Barclay Theatre
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The last date listed for Aszure Barton & Artists was Thursday March 24, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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“Barton makes dance that moves through the body like a firecracker. It’s an unstoppable explosion of amazing, full-out movement that feels fresh and unique.” —The Globe and Mail
Aszure Barton has earned the distinguished reputation of producing striking choreography for stage and film, and together with her intimate ensemble, she continues to develop critically acclaimed productions around the globe. Barton’s works have toured in Europe, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, Asia, Africa, Canada, and the United States. In spring 2010, the company finished a whirlwind tour throughout Europe and North America with performances in Germany, Austria, Russia, Canada and the U.S. The company’s 2011 tour includes engagements throughout North America.
Barton is the founder and director of Aszure Barton & Artists, an organization dedicated to the growth of artists and production of contemporary dance performances. She is an artist in residence at The Banff Centre in Canada and The Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York City, and was proclaimed the official Ambassador of Contemporary Choreography in Alberta, Canada.
Aszure Barton was born and raised in Canada and started tap dancing at the age of three. She received her formal training at the National Ballet School in Toronto, where, as a student, she helped originate the ongoing Stephen Godfrey Choreographic Showcase. She has created works for Mikhail Baryshnikov, Hell’s Kitchen Dance, The National Ballet of Canada, Nederlands Dans Theater, American Ballet Theatre, Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal (Resident Choreographer 2005–08), Sydney Dance Company, The Juilliard School, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and The Martha Graham Dance Company, among others.
In 2006 Aszure choreographed the Broadway revival production of _The Threepenny Opera _directed by Scott Elliott, translation by Wallace Shawn and starring, Alan Cumming, Jim Dale, Nellie Mackay, Ana Gasteyer, and Cyndi Lauper. Aszure Barton has performed with many celebrated artists and companies including Mikhail Baryshnikov | Hell’s Kitchen Dance, The National Ballet of Canada, Wendy Osserman Dance Company, and Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal.