Howdy Howdy Ho! With Summer quickly coming to a close (boo hoo), it’s time to get in gear for fall performances everybody. I am oh so happy to present new works in the following shows:
#1: SPECTRA: Sept 6-8 Moving Women travels the continuum of dance theatre, featuring local, female movement artists representing a spectrum of style from modern dance to Butoh and spectrum of generations with dancers from their 20s to 60s. I will be presenting a solo, along side Sara Baird, Jenni Cockrell, Susan Collard, Julie Becton Gillum, Kathy Leiner, Sarah Merritt and Mailia Reeder.
A little ditty about the work: Since I was a young gal, Giselle has been one of my all time favorite ballets, in which I’ve longed to play the lead role. What a crazy life that peasant girl had to endure. Dang girl, dang! Considering my decision to venture more into modern dance some years ago, my classical ballet days have dwindled down a bit… so to say. Therefore, taking a more modern approach, I will present a series of short solos which tell the tale of Giselle: from her affectionate and young love for Albrecht, to her truly devastating “weak heart” condition, to her role as a willi- a female spirit who, jilted before her wedding day, rises from her grave at night and seeks revenge upon men by dancing them to death, I shall cover it all in this solo rendition. My dream shall finally become a reality… sort of! lol
“Spectra” will run Thursday through Saturday at 7:30pm, September 6-8 at The Magnetic Field—Cafe, Bar & Performance House, 372 Depot Street in the River Arts District. Thursday night will feature an opening night reception with the performers.
Tickets $15 through The Magnetic Field box office, 257-4003 and online at magneticfield.com/eventsFor more information call 545-0058, visit www.movingwomen.org, or contact email@example.com.
#2: CHOREO OFF 2 Asheville Ballet Fall Concert: Sept 28-29
I am EXTREMELY excited to present a new 20-minute work in this production, consisting of 6 incredible female dancers, plus myself. This piece is comprised of various stories based on the dancers’ lives, incorporating recorded text. It is feminine, ferocious and contains some truly badass dancing! Raawwwwrrr. Ann Dunn, director of the Asheville Ballet, and the beautiful Fleming Lomax will also be presenting works in the concert.
Choreo Off 2 will run Sept 28-29 at the Diana Wortham Theatre 7:30pm. Tickets $15-$50, box office: 828-257-4530. Visit www.ashevilleballet.com for more info on the program.
I really reeeeaaallly hope you are able to catch one or more of these fall performances. Until then, gather those back to school supplies and pack your own lunches! muah!