Choreographer, Marisa f. Ballaro, is currently in residence at the New York State Summer School of the Arts (NYSSSA) in Saratoga Springs, NY. With classes and rehearsals held daily at the National Museum of Dance, it is an inspiring place to begin a new work!
Getting started on Brothers and Sisters, she is woking with five talented young students on the beginning development of the next project for Ballaro Dance. The students will perform an excerpt of the new work on Friday, August 15th at 7pm in the Skidmore College Dance Theatre -- tickets are free, join us if you can! Dancer Bridget Cronin will also present a solo from Vivaldi at the NYSSSA Faculty and Guest Artists Concert on Saturday, August 9th -- also 7pm at the Skidmore College Dance Theatre. Both shows are not to be missed!
Yesterday Marisa f. Ballaro taught a guest workshop for area children involved in the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) partnership with the Vivienne Anderson Project at the National Museum of Dance. Here two boys are seen with immense focus and concentration as they demostrate with pride!
Ballaro Dance is a New York City based modern dance company performing the work of Marisa f. Ballaro.
The dance is about physical space, music, and time. Much of the choreography is fast paced, energetic, and playful, utilizing the dynamics of group versus solo work, with intricate spatial patterning and unison canon phrases used to shape space.