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 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.