Loretta Thomas' MOVING VISIONS joined by Catherine Gallant, Amelia Dawe Sanders and Dances We Dance
Loretta Thomas, Catherine Gallant, Amelia Dawe Sanders, and Dances We Dance
LORETTA THOMAS' MOVING VISIONS
joined by Guests CATHERINE GALLANT, AMELIA DAWE SANDERS, DANCES WE DANCE
in works by Loretta Thomas, Amelia Dawe Sanders, Isadora Duncan, Ted Shawn
Fri/Sat/Sun, October 22 & 23 at 8 PM; October 24 at 3 PM
Mark O'Donnell Theater at the Actors Fund Arts Center, 160 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn NY
(by subway: A, C. or G to Hoyt/Schermerhorn, F to Bergen Street or Jay Street)
Tickets: $25; $18 for students & seniors; free for children under 12
Reservations at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5270981
Theater requires masks and proof of vaccination
Moving Visions dancers: Abra Cohen, Jessie King, Holly Mitchell, Corinne Shearer, Loretta Thomas
Dances We Dance dancers: Kathleen Caragine, Colleen Edwards, Rosy Gentle, Margherita Tisato
Guest dancers: Catherine Gallant, Amelia Dawe Sanders
Pianist: Candace Chien
Loretta Thomas will present a program rich in both new works and dance treasures, performed by her Moving Visions company, and guests Catherine Gallant, Amelia Dawe Sanders, and Dances We Dance, the new ensemble directed by Francesca Todesco. Dance for all tastes will be seen in this impressive gathering of dancers as they perform contemporary works by Thomas and Sanders, and classics by Isadora Duncan and Ted Shawn. Oct. 22-24 at the Actors Fund Arts Center, 160 Schermerhorn Street in Brooklyn, NY.
Loretta Thomas's Moving Visions will perform three Thomas works, including the premiere of "The Well," based on the I Ching Hexagram, also called The Well, in which the well represents the source of water and the source of our spirit. The well remains the same as society changes around it, and teaches that we must protect our water. Thomas's 'Saudades" is a reflection of being trapped inside and the effects of that confinement. Also by Thomas is an excerpt from her recent "Everyman's Reroof,' inspired by the women's movement. The selected excerpt is inspired by how women support one another, with an emphasis, notes Loretta, on nurses, doctors and other essential workers during the time of covid.
Catherine Gallant, a well known dancer/choreographer and interpreter of the dances of Isadora Duncan, will perform a new solo.
A suite of Duncan dances will be performed by Moving Visions, Dances We Dance, and guest Amelia Dawe Sanders, who will also appear in a piece of her own choreography. Dances We Dance will perform another historic dance: the sunny trio "Choeur Danse" by Ted Shawn, staged by company founder/director Francesca Todesco, also a member of Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble.
Catherine Gallant. Photographer: Yi-Hsin Lin
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