SITE MAP PERFORMANCES IMC ARCHIVE
IMC's Fall Concert
Rhode Island College
600 Mt Pleasant Ave
Providence RI 02908-1991
October 30, 2003 at 8pm
Tickets are $14.00
Robert Kieronski's light work for IMC
Scott Putnam Bio
Colin Connor Bio
ISLAND MOVING CO. PREMIERES NEW WORK WITH LIGHT SCULPTOR ROBERT KIERONSKI AT RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE
Island Moving Co. Artistic Director Miki Ohlsen collaborates with light sculptor Robert Kieronski to create a new version of Surrender, a ballet for eight dancers that Ohlsen choreographed for IMC's Flight of Steps 2003 performances. The ballet, with its sculpture, will premiere with other original works at Rhode Island College's Sapinsley Hall in the Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts at 8pm on Thursday, October 30th.. Co-sponsored by the College's Dept. of Music, Theatre and Dance, the program includes three diverse works by guest and company choreographers.
Miki Ohlsen's Surrender is a ballet for the full company of eight set to music by Mahler and Sarah MacLachlan. A driving opening movement is followed by a pas de deux danced by Danielle Genest and Rolando Troconis to Mahler's Ich bin der Welt abhanden gerkommen (I am lost to the world). Kieronski's electronic/sculptural setting for the ballet begins with a computer animated Picabia painting projected over the dancers. From it will emerge a haunting 3D mechnanism, an actualization of the 2D image, which eventually self-destructs. The second act is accompanied by a large kinetic light sculpture inspired by the neo-abstractionist work of Marcel Duchamp. "The dance is an experiment in bringing some famous works of art to life in a new context," explains Kieronski. Kieronski's work was recently shown at the De Cordova Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts and at the DeBlois Gallery in Newport.
Opening the program will be Scott Putman's Remembering the Air Along the Forgotten Path, which received its premiere last spring at the Joyce SoHo in New York. Putman uses music by Rachels and seven dancers in a ballet about time, space and memory. Recent Arrivals, by Colin Connor, made a "particularly strong impression" on New York Times critic Jack Anderson when it premiered in 2002. The ballet uses Schubert's 'Unfinished' Symphony to evoke the immigrant experience, with themes of hope, yearning and exile. Connor has choreographed for the Island Moving Co. in the past, creating Quite Early One Morning and has made works for ballet companies around the United States and Europe.
Recent Arrivals will be the focus of a schools performance presented at Sapinsley Hall at 10 am on Friday, October 31st. Tickets for the schooltime matinee are $4 and can be purchased through the RIC Box Office.
Dancers performing on October 30th include Michael Bolger, Wendy Fish-Lawrence, Danielle Genest, Alejandro Gomez, David Lawrence, Mary Beth Murphy, Lilia Ortola, Eva Marie Pacheco and Rolando Troconis. For more information call 401 847-4470. Tickets are $14 and can be purchased at www.arttixri.com (phone: 621-6123) or through the RIC Box Office at 401 456-8144.
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November 28 through December 5th
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