Ballaro Dance is invited to perform in Still We Grow, a special evening produced by Playful Substance to mark Human Trafficking Awareness Month. The production will benefit LifeWay Network, an organization offering transitional housing and support for survivors of human trafficking.
Audiences can expect to be led through a rich environment designed to contextualize the stories they will encounter within; stories of the women and men who have experienced this world. Still We Grow is an adventure in layered storytelling, employing different methods to deliver information and perspectives that will be unique to each audience member.
Still We Grow
Saturday, January 12th
Timed Entry at 6:00pm & 8:00pm
St. Francis de Sales Church (96th Street at Lexington Ave.)
Come SEE Ballaro Dance In Action Next Weekend!
Join us on Saturday, December 8th for a unique opportunity to experience an underground site-specific solo performance by Lacey Birch. Stop by anytime between 1:30pm - 2:30pm to be in on the action while it's being captured for a filming. Just walk down the stairs at the 96th Street Q Train Station in Manhattan (94th Street entrance) or swipe your MetroCard at another station and ride uptown to find us.
Either way, we hope you can make it!
And, we promise, it will definitely be worth the $2.75.
BUSY SUMMER FOR BALLARO DANCE!
In June the company premiered Recall, a new work featuring soloist Lacey Birch and cellist Annabel Gordon.
It was part of 8 In Show at Dixon Place.
Shortly thereafter choreographer Marisa f. Ballaro traveled to Ticino In Danza to study and perform in Mendrisio, Switzerland for an entire week. It was an incredible time of artistic growth, and she brought back some new material with her that was developed while abroad! While there she performed in two venues in the southern part of Switzerland:
outdoors at the Mendrisio Museo d'arte, and while collaborating with young composers from the
Ticino Musica program for a concert in the Museo Vincenzo Vela.
Eager to get back in the studio, Marisa f. Ballaro, along with dancers Lacey Birch, Marie Klaiber, and Sarah Lehman, traveled to Saratoga Springs, NY to be in residence for a week at the 30th anniversary season of the New York State Summer School of the Arts, School of Modern Dance. They taught workshops to the students, developed new work, and premiered a new piece, Spirito Riempito Vita, in a concert in the Skidmore College Dance Theatre on Saturday, August 4th.
Take a tour of the photos from the upper right left corner in a circular path to the bottom left corner to see for yourself!
Ballaro Dance is a New York City based modern dance company performing the work of Marisa f. Ballaro.
The dances are about physical space, music, and time. Small gestures are brought to life while making meaning through storytelling.