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In 4D

In 4D


Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 1:40pm

Brooklyn Ballet connects dance & digital, Brooklyn & London, and the 19th & 21st centuries

In 4D
Brooklyn Ballet connects dance & digital,
Brooklyn & London, and
 19th & 21st centuries

Brooklyn, New York - January 16, 2013.  Brooklyn Ballet's 2013 season, In 4D, includes a new work, Tracing Back, a dance/digital collaboration with NYC Resistors, with a score by French composers Louis and Francois Couperin.  

Artistic director Lynn Parkerson, explains:  "Tracing Back reveals an aspect of choreography an audience does not usually see:  the floor pathways of the dancers as they travel in real time. I've been thinking about this idea for years and recently stumbled upon a world of techno/digital artists who are passionate about creating something new with ballet as a departure point."
The season features a work in progress, Quilt, with London-based choreographer, Julia K. Gleich to music of J.S. Bach and contemporary composer V. Barkauskas.  Quilt deconstructs hip-hop dance into its essential elements and contrasts those elements with balletic pointework. A solo hip-hop dancer and solo ballet dancer present short variations then come together, as observation and discovery of "the other" create new connections and a surprising duet.

The third dance is the world premiere of Lynn Parkerson's Spiders, Cooks and Mood Swings, a mixed movement mash-up in collaboration with Mike “Supreme” Fields, to Stravinsky's Pulcinella Suite, which presents a "village" scene of controlled mayhem akin to such village scenes in classical ballet with contemporary characters, thus connecting 19th and 21st century aesthetics.
Additional collaborators include violinist Gil Morgenstern, artistic director of Reflection Series International and pianist Julius Abrahams; NYCResistors, Ranjit Bhatnagar, Nick Vermeer and Bill Ward; and costume designers YMX by Yellowman and Patricia Forelle.

The dancers include Gabriela Galvez, James "J-Floats" Fable, Duane Gosa, Miku Kawamura, Vincent Marra, Sydnie Mosley, Kerry Shea, Candace Thompson and Akiko Tokuoka.

Brooklyn Ballet's 2013 Season, In 4D, will be performed at the
Actors Fund Arts Center Theater, 160 Schermerhorn, in downtown Brooklyn

Thursday, February 28 includes a pre performance reception at 6:30pm for 5 with the performance at 8pm
Friday, March 1 at 8pm & Saturday, March 2 at 8pm  
Sunday, March 3 at 4pm

Friday, March 8 at 8pm and Saturday, March 9 at 8pm
 Sunday, March 10 at 4pm which includes a children's reception

  Tickets are available on-line at brooklynballet.org.
    5 adults, 5 students & seniors, 0 children under 12
  For group sales call 718-246-0146

Brooklyn Ballet thanks the following organizations for their generous support: The Office of Borough President Marty Markowitz; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; New York City Council Members Stephen Levin, Lewis Fidler and Letitia James; Bloomberg Philanthropies; The Curtis W. McGraw Foundation; Corcoran Cares; New York State Council on the Arts; The John N. Blackman Sr. Foundation; Brooklyn Arts Council/JPMorgan Chase, The Harkness Foundation for Dance; Stop and Stor Charitable Fund; Anonymous and individual donors.

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