Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Incarnations by Emily Coates
Revision: A Truncated History of the Universe. A Rant Dance by Yvonne Rainer
March 17, 2018 at 2 PM
The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art will stage an exclusive performance of Incarnations, a multi-media dance performance by world-renowned dancer, Emily Coates. Acclaimed choreographer and filmmaker, Yvonne Rainer will follow her performance in Incarnations with Revision: A Truncated History of the Universe for Dummies. A Rant Dance.
Featuring Sarah Demers, the Horace Taft Associate Professor of Physics at Yale University, Incarnations is a series of etudes that explore connections between dancing and physics. When Incarnations premiered at St. Mark’s Church in New York City, the New York Timeshighlighted the performance as a must-see theatrical event. In addition to Coates and Demers, the performance features dancers Lacina Coulibaly, Iréne Hultman, Jon Kinzel, and Will Orzo.
Tickets are $15/$10 members; available at www.thewadsworth.org/events.
Russian Classics at the Connecticut Ballet
Our spring season, entitled ‘RUSSIAN CLASSICS!’ will be performed on Friday, May 11 at 7:30pm at The Bushnell in Hartford. Featuring three one-act ballets, the performance will include ‘Raymonda Variations,’ a staple of the Russian ballet repertoire; ‘Pulse,’ a contemporary piece choreographed by rising star Darrell Grand Moultrie; and Michel Fokine’s historic ballet, ’Petrouchka,’ to music by Igor Stravinksy. Before the show, we’re inviting ticket holders to join us for a complimentary glass of wine and pre-show backgrounder to learn a bit about each of the ballets. Tickets are priced at $60 and $45 plus theatre surcharges.
We will be performing the same program on Saturday, May 12 at 7:30pm at The Palace Theatre, Stamford Center for the Arts. Our spring Gala will follow the performance, with guests invited on stage to mingle with dancers, patrons, and Artistic Director Brett Raphael while enjoying cocktails, a silent auction, and an array or tempting hors d’oeuvres. Tickets for the the evening performance and gala are available for $175.
On Sunday, May 13 at 1:00pm, we will be presenting a special Mother’s Day family matinee performance of ‘Petrouchka,’ also at The Palace Theatre. This performance will be narrated by Raphael, and ticket holders will have the opportunity to meet principal dancers in the theatre lobby after the show. Tickets are $35 plus theatre surcharges.
CREC Arts Academy 15th Annual Choreographers’ Showcase to Highlight Accomplished Choreographer’s and New Talent
The annual show will also feature Connecticut Dances, a traveling exhibit that celebrates the history of dance.
The CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts (GHAA) is pleased to announce dance works by an impressive range of diverse, accomplished guest choreographers and promising new talents featured in the 15th Annual Choreographers’ Showcase this fall. Ryoko Kudo, who spent more than 10 years touring internationally with the Limón Dance Company, is staging the beautiful Limón Etude (choreography by Carla Maxwell), a celebration of the musicality, breath, emotions and use of space that are signature elements of Mexican-born choreographer José Limón’s repertory. The showcase will also feature works by Kate St. Amand, Co-Artistic Director and choreographer of Syren Modern Dance, as well as emerging artists Maiya Redding; and GHAA alumni Trezon Dancy, Joseph Heitman and Mytisha Leach. Experience choreography ranging from classical to contemporary in an exploration of our culture’s fun obsession with selfies, an expressive choreography of a young girl’s heartbreak, and a celebration of community. Highly skilled GHAA dance majors will perform the choreography, expressing everything from artistic melancholy to funky, rhythmic contemporary movement through music by Schubert and Chopin, as well as African and Hip Hop.
Main Stage Mondays Continuing Through the Summer at AC Petersen’s Family Restaurant
Come to A.C. Peterson’s every Monday night from 6-8pm for dinner and a show! Enjoy dinner and/or ice cream while you listen to live performers from Playhouse on Park sing you your favorite show tunes, Disney songs, and standards.
There is no extra charge for the performance but you can tip the singers. AC Petersen’s Family Restaurant is located at 240 Park Road, West Hartford. For more information, visit www.acpetersenfarms.com.