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2019 FESTIVAL – PARSONS DANCE COMPANY, RUBBERBAND AND BALLET WEST

 
A showcase of three major dance companies in one night. Ballet West, based in  Salt Lake City, brings a dynamic and storied legacy, showcasing contemporary and classical ballet, the company is a major force in the ballet world. Eight dancers will thrill audience members withSweet and Bitter choreography by Africa Guzmán and music by Ezio Bosso along with a classical duet performed by OC’s favorite ballerina, Beckanne Sisk. Parsons Dance performs selected works from the vast and varied repertory by David Parsons and established choreographers, and RUBBERBAND performs an excerpt from “Vic’s Mix.” Offering a dynamic, gravity-defying performance of choreographer and director Victor Quijada’s work that draws the audience into his fluid, funky world of movement.
 

Parsons Dance Company is acclaimed for its life-affirming, contemporary performances. The company is 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.” Repertory 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.

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RUBBERBAND is an exciting Montreal-based company exploring the fusion of contemporary ballet and hip-hop. “Vic’s Mix” is a remix of Victor Quijada’s work, orchestrating the clash between hip-hop and classical composition. Quijada defies notions of theatricality and audience expectations. 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…true to their name, the group’s performers move together as if connected like a rubber band.” 

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From Balanchine to Bournonville and Petipa to Tharp, Ballet West boasts a rich and varied repertoire, elegant and versatile artists and an American style and legacy that is as dynamic, expansive and unexpected as the Rocky Mountain region it represents. Ballet West has toured the world several times over presenting the very best in American classical ballet.

Since 2007, Artistic Director Adam Sklute, former dancer, Ballet Master and Associate Director of The Joffrey Ballet has further energized and expanded Ballet West’s remarkable repertoire with works by the most renowned choreographers of today

Visit their website and social media to learn more about Ballet West and Artistic Director Adam Sklute.

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DATES

Saturday, September 28, 2019
7:30PM

LOCATION

Irvine Barclay Theatre
4242 Campus Drive
Irvine, CA  92612

PRICE

$45/$60/$100