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Ballaro Dance presents "The Distance"

Ballaro Dance presents "The Distance"


Ballaro Dance


Abrons Arts Center
466 Grand Street
New York, NY 10002


Saturday, October 21, 2023 - 7:30pm
Sunday, October 22, 2023 - 5:00pm



Ballaro Dance


Choreographer Marisa f. Ballaro develops the latest evening-length work produced by Ballaro Dance, The Distance, while inspired by her own physical experiences of shadowboxing. The expressive output felt by performing the highly physical movements of the form is a daring place to be, especially — she realized — as a woman.

The piece is structured like a typical (male) boxing match with 12 three-minute rounds followed by 60-second “breaks.” Unlike traditional theater performances, there will be no backstage area for the performers to hide; they will show it all in a raw, naked space - like athletes do. The movement is compact, punchy and, at times, luxurious. It captures the beauty and intensity of this dynamic sport. The piece invites the performers to push their bodies to the limit, to go The Distance.

Meet the Collaborative Team: Dance performance by Hannah Dillenbeck, Tessa Fungo, Jen Silver, Alexandra Love Strouse, and Marina Vianello. Piano and violin score recorded by Angela Kim and Clara Kim. Film by Zoran Prodanovic. Lighting Design by Xotchil Musser. The Distance is self-produced by Ballaro Dance as part of the @ Abrons Series.

Program run time is 50 mintues without intermission followed by a community SHARE reception on site. 

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