From contemporary to neoclassical, Spring Collection is the season’s “wrap up party,” and as always we offer you something special.
Tamara Dyke-Compton explores the power of female voice in a new collaboration with composer Paul Hamilton, who simultaneously created the music in response to the movement. The cast of twelve women claim their place and call upon the audience to pay attention to their statement.
Marquez Johnson’s rendition of the Ritual Fire Dance, by Manuel de Falla, was created this year for a collaboration with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. Originally part of the ballet, El Amor Brujo, created by Falla in 1915, Johnson reimagines this fierce and passionate piece fusing ballet, modern, and jazz dance styles.
Faculty members Elizabeth George-Fesch and Christopher Compton teamed up to create a new classical ballet for six couples to Tchaikovsky piano scores, and Autumn Eckman presents a new work entitled Layer Cake, that explores the dimensions of creative impulse to a percussive score.
Back by popular demand, Aaron Vereen joins us for the second weekend of Spring Collection to lead the instrumental ensemble for Sacred Causes – 400 year Commemoration, by Barbea Williams. This piece draws from African, and Haitian cultural traditions that influenced the upbeat and lively Second Line tradition found in New Orleans.
Finally, this year’s Spring Collection brings you Megalopolis, by Larry Keigwin, a native New Yorker and choreographer who has danced his way from the Metropolitan Opera to downtown clubs to Broadway and back. With commissions by such companies as the Royal New Zealand Ballet and the Martha Graham Dance Company, Keigwin is known for an electrifying brand of dance. Megalopolis is no exception, described by the New York Times as “….a divinely well structured encounter between formalism and club culture.”
Megalopolis is a rousing piece that is sure to please, and provides a perfect last peek as we close out the Ventana Series and our 2018-19 season.
Tickets: Adult $35; Senior/Military/UA Employee $30; Student $15
- Friday, April 19, 7:30 PM
- Saturday, April 20, 7:30 PM
- Sunday, April 21, 1:30 PM
- Thursday, April 25, 7:30 PM
- Friday, April 26, 7:30 PM
- Saturday, April 27, 7:30 PM
- Sunday, April 28, 1:30 PM