2019 FESTIVAL – PARSONS DANCE COMPANY, RUBBERBAND AND BALLET WEST
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.”
Visit their website and social media to learn more about Victor Ouijada, his company, and his unique method.
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.
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Irvine Barclay Theatre
4242 Campus Drive
Irvine, CA 92612