On Saturday, April 9th Ballaro Dance opened its doors to curious dance lovers, both old and new friends of Ballaro Dance. It was a wonderful afternoon focused on the development of Helen, the newest work about choreographer Marisa f. Ballaro's maternal grandmother. The piece, to be premiered at Sounds In Space in July, will be performed with live accompaniment by composer David Schanzer. Schanzer and Ballaro are collaborating on all works featured in the evening concert.
What a spectacular place to be in -- the creative process -- while the dance is built, developed, changed; you hear laughter, frustration, success, and a beautiful synthesis of ideas between the choreographer, the dancers, and the composer.
One audience member said, "We truly enjoyed watching the open rehearsal. The creative process is so interesting and we were so impressed with the choreographer, the dancers and the musician. Loved seeing it! Thanks for opening your doors and letting people see it all. It does make me want to see the finished product. Hopefully we will be able to come in July."
Ballaro Dance will host more Open Rehearsals in the future where you can SEE into the creative process and be a part of the exciting development!
Photos: Danny Fernandez
Ballaro Dance builds community through the creation and presentation of modern dance while inviting its audience, often first-time dance viewers, to SEE, MOVE, & SHARE with the Company in an approachable, welcoming environment.
We dance to engage with people; we choreograph to tell stories; we produce art to build community.