Finding the center
In January 2012, several of Rochester's leading dance groups came together to create a collaborative performance known as Fabo Collabo. Geomantics Dance Theater, the Bill Evans Dance Company, FuturPointe Dance, BIODANCE, and Push Physical Theatre shared the Geva Nextstage.
The locally based, internationally renowned troupe wows with home season
Rochesterians are graced by having
a dance company with the stature and international reputation of Garth Fagan
Dance living and performing in our city. I feel especially privileged at having
the ongoing opportunity to annually see fresh work, discuss it with Fagan and
his protégé Norwood "P.J." Pennewell, and analyze it
PUSH's new testament
PUSH Physical Theatre's new masterwork, "Arc of Ages," embraces epic stories of Western civilization and explores basic human archetypes by depicting the legendary struggles of biblical characters. Dramatic, action-packed interpretations of Samson, Delilah, David, Bathsheba, and Job connect audiences to these characters' flawed humanness, and to the continued relevance of their plights today.
At an April rehearsal at the Rochester City Ballet studios on University Avenue, the company was running through the George Balanchine work "Serenade" under the direction of Leslie Peck, one of an elite group of dancers authorized by the George Balanchine Trust to stage his ballets, in an effort to keep the artistic integrity of his works intact. It is a much-sought-after privilege in the dance world, to have one of these "repetiteurs" set a Balanchine work on your company.
See the music, hear the dance
Vision of Sound is the name of the dance and music concert featuring eclectic regional dancers and musicians, taking place this weekend at Hochstein School of Music and Dance. It is Artistic Director Mark Olivieri's vision to eventually transform the annual collaboration into an actual company.
Dance, dance, revolution
Mention tango dancing and most people immediately imagine some variation of a woman in red sauntering seductively across stage, whirled in close and dipped low by a darkly sensual partner. This, to most people, is tango.
But Fernanda Ghi and her husband Guillermo Merlo, creators of "This is Tango Now," seek to break this stereotype.