Chaos and Awe Dance Performance
Saturday, February 2 at noon, 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
See original choreography inspired by the works on view in our current exhibition Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st Century. Todd Rosenlieb Dance and Virginia Ballet Theatre present three performances accompanied by live music. At noon and 2 p.m., the dances highlighted below will be performed in front of the paintings that inspired them. At 3:30 p.m. in Huber Court the dances will be performed with the addition of company repertoire.
Highlights of the Performances Include
FRAGILE STRENGTH, a duet choreographed by Artistic Director Ricardo Melendez, to the sounds of Sonata for Cello by contemporary composer Gyorgy Ligeti played by Cello artist Jeff Phelps. Inspired by the artwork of Danielle Tegeder’s Lightness as it Behaves in Turbulence, the piece is an experiment on classical ballet lines as impacted by contemporary influences and aesthetics; an allegorical image of fragility as it confronts obstacles.
COLODANZA to the music of Giuseppe Tartini Sonata XVII in D major for solo violin played by Olivia Cottrell, and inspired on Jiha Moon, Springfield – Butterfly Dream, 2010. This new work by Ricardo Melendez explores the merges of cultures and colors amongst baroque sounds and contemporary aesthetics.
Also in the program, Virginia Ballet Theater explores Wade Guyton’s UNTITLED, 2005 in a solo dance from the piece VOICED choreographed by Ricardo Melendez to the music of Meredith Monk’s Offering from the album Volcano Songs. Hunting and urgent, this work explores human yearnings both personal and universal.