Concerto of Dance
Concerto of Dance is an evening of artistic collaborations with beautiful dance, breathtaking music, and thought provoking movement by two different dance companies.
The Performing Company will be presenting six different works. They will open the evening with the fourth movement of Richard Straus's Death and Transfiguration which represents the moment after death when the soul is being transfigured. Omen of Alfama is a pas de deux danced by Summer Wardlaw and Caleb Leitch and explores the sometimes painful moments in a loving relationship. Into the Trees is a modern work inspired by choreographer Idalee Hutson-Fish's interpretations of her husband Gary's love of the forest, the woods and the creatures that inhabit them. A much awaited collaboration between Hutson-Fish and the incandescent voice of Diane Grey Chamberlain with Jacki Wood as the accompanist, five dancers will bring physical reverence to the Ave Maria by Giulio Caccini. Miss Allison Keppel, formally of Spectrum Dance Theater, has created a work on eight members of the company exploring the world of Dreams. The finale, the grandioso work of Carlo Scardovi, internationally renowned dancer and choreographer who can boast of studying with the great Rudolph Nureyev himself, has restaged his Faust Ballet on The Performing Company. This is a virtuoso piece displaying the art of classical ballet at its finest.
We welcome back to the stage Coriolis Dance Collective, directed by Natascha Greenwalt Murphy and Christin Call. Natascha, a former student of Hutson-Fish and former member of The Performing Company is always an inspiration to share the stage with. Her company will present three different works by three different choreographers. Diciduous Urge (excerpt) to music by The Knife by well known Seattle choreographer Rainbow Fletcher is a bold and playful duet with Greenwalt Murphy and Christin Call. Real Gone, a solo danced by Marissa Quimby and choreography by Lauren Edson is a moody style mix with a night club feel to the music of Department of Eagles. Sleek, edgy, and pure is what defines the choreography of Zoe Scofield in the third piece danced by Coriolis Dance Collective. When We Were Young will be danced by Greenwalt Murphy, Christin Call, Marrissa Quimby, and Richland, Wash., native, Hannah Crowley.
We invite you to join us for this dance collaboration with something for everyone, be it classical ballet, edgy modern dance or the voice of a goddess. Following Concerto of Dance, we offer our master class series of ballet classes with Carlo Scardovi and Catia Brandoli.
Tickets may be purchased at Earthlight Books, or at the door; $20 General, $15 Reserve.