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September 27, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - September 29, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
The 2019 Festival features three amazing world-class dance companies:
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 @ 7:30PM
Parsons Dance Company Acclaimed for its life-affirming, inspiring performances, Parsons Dance is a contemporary company, internationally renowned for its energized, athletic ensemble work. The New York Times called Artistic Director David Parsons “one of the great movers of modern dance.” The program includes the iconic, breathtaking Caught, with a soloist leaping more than 100 times in six minutes, appearing never to touch the ground as a precisely timed strobe light catches the dancer in midair.
Pre-show discussion with David Parsons and Jodie Gates, artistic director of Laguna Dance Festival, at 6:30pm.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2019 @ 7:30PM
Showcasing three major dance companies in one night!
Parsons Dance performs selected works from the vast and varied repertory of David Parsons and established choreographers.
RUBBERBANDance Groue eatures an excerpt from Vic’s Mix (choreography by Victor Quijada), offering a dynamic, gravity-defying performance that draws the audience into a fluid, funky world of movement.
With its dynamic and storied legacy, Ballet West showcases contemporary and classical ballet. The program includes Sweet and Bitter by Africa Guzman, along with George Balanchine’s “Rubies” duet performed by OC’s favorite ballerina, Beckanne Sisk.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 @ 2PM
RUBBERBANDance Group is an exciting Montreal-based company exploring the fusion of contemporary ballet and hip-hop. Vic’s Mix is a remix of Artistic Director Victor Quijada’s work, orchestrating the clash between urban pop and classical composition. Describing the company’s style, The Guardian noted: “Super-stretched jumps morph into crouching rolls; top-rocking footwork muscles in on high-stepping bourrées; and below the movement’s surface, silky classical phrasing is worked into the choppy rhythms of street dance. The result is a unique dynamic that’s both tough and elastic.”
Pre-show discussion with choreographer Victor Quijada and Jodie Gates, Laguna Dance Festival artistic director, at 1pm.
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