In Premium Blend, UA Dance will perform the work of two masters, Martha Graham and George Balanchine. The curtain will rise first on Concerto Barocco, which dance critics over the years have called “spiritual perfection,” and “among the greatest of ballets.” Today, almost 80 years after its creation, this Balanchine gem continues to astonish with its architectural clarity. At the concert’s close, UA Dance will offer Graham’s 1935 Panorama about which the Los Angeles Times has said: “Geometric juxtapositions, simple actions heightened through forceful repetition, visual and percussive rhythms: What a declaration of creative independence this microcosm of society… represented, with Graham’s scarlet costumes enhancing her genius for forceful modernist spectacle.”
Faculty choreography will be on display as well, as UA Dance presents a new work by Christopher Compton. Finally, former professor David Berkey’s male quartet, Sentinel, explores camaraderie through a changing of the guards ritual and the passing of knowledge from one generation to the next. Sentinel is in the repertoires of numerous ballet companies, including Ballet du Nord, Roubaiz, France, and Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet.
Tickets: Adult $35; Senior/Military/UA Employee $30; Student $15
- Wednesday, Nov. 14, 7:30 PM
- Thursday, Nov. 15, 7:30 PM
- Friday, Nov. 16, 7:30 PM
- Saturday, Nov. 17, 1:30 PM
- Saturday, Nov. 17, 7:30 PM
- Sunday, Nov. 18, 1:30 PM
- Sunday, Nov. 18, 6:00 PM
Concerto Barocco is made possible through the generous support of the Fikkan and Sherwood Artist in Residence Fund and the Ballet Masterworks Fund.
UA Dance is proud to be part of the UA Presents Dance Series for 2018-19, and to be presenting these beautiful, historic pieces of choreography.
Photo by Ed Flores featuring UA Dance Ensemble members Candice Barth and Gregory Taylor
in Concerto Barocco by George Balanchine. Pose courtesy of the Balanchine Trust ©.